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Development Economics and International Studies

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

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Development Economics and International Studies from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is an economics-centered program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of students planning to work in or seek leadership responsibilities in public, non-profit, and private sector organizations for international cooperation and development. 

Overview

Development Economics and International Studies from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is also aimed at students intending to work at the intersection between research and practice and at those pursuing an academic career in study-related subjects. It is a two-year (four-semester) program and includes rigorous training in analytical as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. In particular, with the increasing availability of data and the importance of evidence-based policy making, students learn how to do applied empirical work, with a special emphasis on impact evaluations (both experimental methods, such as randomized field experiments, and quasi-experimental methods). As part of this training, students will become acquainted with the statistical software Stata.

Students at Development Economics and International Studies from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) will have:

  • a strong interest in questions related to economic development and/or business ethics and sustainability,
  • gained some work experience in these fields 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Economy of the Middle East
  • Social Health Protection in South and East Asia
  • Business and Society in Latin America
  • Development Economics 
  • International Economics
  • International Business Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A letter of application in English, no more than two pages in length, in which you explain why you are qualified for admission to the degree program.
  • If available: proof of qualified practical experience in the field of development economics as well as a description of the practical experience written in English by the applicant (description of tasks and responsibilities), one page in length.
  • Qualified degree (Bachelors, Diploma or equivalent) in Economics or a related field. Applicants should have 70 ECTS in economics / business administration including at least basic knowledge of (a minimum of 5 ECTS each in) microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics/econometrics.
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or better (in the German marking system) in the undergraduate program.
  • TOEFL–IBT: 95 or above / CBT: 240 or above / PBT: 587 or above / ITP: 627 or above;
  • IELTS: C1 / 7.0 or above; minimum of 6.0 in each section

Tuition Fee

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    Free
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    Free
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FAU does not charge tuition fees. However, each semester students must pay semester fees.

Living costs for Erlangen

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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