How to Apply
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How to Apply

Application deadline for the 2018 intake of the MA in Development Management at the South African – German Centre for Development Research at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa is the 30th of November 2017.
Applications have to be submitted directly to the university via the online application platform. Before you process your application online make sure that you have read all the instructions available for download in the guidelines for applicants. Also prepare the relevant documentation before you start the online application process. It is not possible to save data halfway through the application form. Once started, the form must be completed.

Who can apply


The MADM is an interdisciplinary course of study designed for students from all over the world who desire a career in international cooperation and development cooperation. Entry requirements are:
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in political science, social science, law, economics or geography or in other subjects related to the planning and evaluation of development programmes and projects with a mark of at least "second class, upper division" or its equivalent
  • Certified experience related to the management of development programs and projects, either practical work experience of more than four weeks or academic experience in research and teaching at an institution of higher education (DAAD-EPOS scholarship candidates have to prove at least two years' career experience in a relevant field; preference is given to candidates whose employers offer a reintegration guarantee)
  • Minimum certified proficiency in written and spoken English: TOEFL (79-80 iBT equivalent to 213 CBT) or IELTS (Band 6.0)
Please refer to the Examination Regulations of the MA in Development Management for further details.

Required documents


Required documents consist of

compulsory documents according to § 3 (3) of the Examination Regulations of the MADM
  1. Letter of application, describing the motivation of your application
  2. Curriculum Vitae:Please use the europass CV form available at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home
  3. Certificates
    • School leaving certificate
    • University certificate(s), showing both the academic title awarded and all single marks (full transcript of records)
    • Language certificate(s), which show the level of proficiency in English and (if applicable) German at the time of the application
  4. Evidence of former or current employment or any other relevant practical experience

and additional recommended documents
  1. Passport size photo
  2. Copy of passport or identity card
  3. Two recommendation letters, one academic and one professional

MADM: Contact

ThuererDr. Tobias Thürer
Coordinator MADM

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Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-22458
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294