Rural Development

Humboldt University Berlin

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Rural Development programme from Humboldt University Berlin is jointly organised by 6 core European partners and 9 associated partners from outside Europe.


The goal of the Rural Development programme from Humboldt University Berlin to train professionals that contribute to solving socio-economic, natural resource and agricultural challenges in Rural communities. The multi-disciplinary approach, the comparative study of EU and non-EU models, a flexible study programme and the unique mobility requirements stimulate students to gain a wide perspective of Rural Development and build an international network.

Key facts:

Following one of the IMRD+ tracks leads to the awarding of a double degree. The joint degree: International Master of Science in Rural Development. And a second degree in Agricultural Economics (University of Arkansas or Seoul National University), Economics (Korea University) or Rural Development (ESPOL).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated rural development is about raising economic performance for all rural economy sectors in order to promote the shaping of rural communities. Implementing such thinking about rural development requires specialists with specific and integrated skills for designing, deciding and managing rural policies, programmes and projects.
  • Our objective is to train students in assessing several ways of thinking on rural development worldwide. Each mobility track is therefore designed to generate an added value for our students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor's degree of min. 3 years from a university or recognized equivalent in preferably bioscience engineering or agricultural sciences, (preferably agricultural economics) with good overall scores (at least a second class or equivalent, preferably higher).
    • Applicants must be able to demonstrate through their transcripts basic science training in: (i) mathematics and/or statistics; (ii) agronomy and/or biology and/or environmental sciences; and (iii) social sciences/sociology and/or rural development and/or economics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Rural Development
Humboldt University Berlin


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