MA Programs

The ICDD is an interdisciplinary, international scientific network of excellence. The head office is located at the University of Kassel, Germany and partner universities are located in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The central aim of the ICDD is to create and transfer knowledge on improving work and income opportunities in rural and urban regions of developing countries. The ICDD is funded through the “ex)/(ceed” program (Higher Education Excellence in Development Co-operation) launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Scholarship MA Decent Work (formerly called MA Study & Work)

The ICDD offers "study and work" scholarships for MA students from DAC countries studying toward an MA or MSc in the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Organic Sciences at the University of Kassel. Students selected as scholarship holders will have the opportunity to work 40 hours per month in the ICDD on a project of interest and receive a grant of 750€ per month for up to twelve months. 

Further information on the application requirements and documents

Applications with all necessary documents must be submitted by E-Mail no later than 25 October to: