M.Sc. On Campus

Rural Development

Ghent University

24 months
5744 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Ghent University's joint International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD) offers the opportunity to study European visions on rural development and rural economics in their diversity of approaches and applications and to make comparative analyses of EU and non-EU agricultural and rural development strategies and agricultural policies.


Key facts

Ghent University's joint International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD) is amongst others supported by the Erasmus Mundus and EU-Atlantis Ekafree programmes of the European Union. The objective is to train students from European and non-European countries, from developed, developing and transition countries to become specialists in Integrated Rural Development with focus on socio-economic and institutional aspects. This is done through a two-year master’s programme jointly organised by 16 worldwide European leading institutes in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, in collaboration with several partners from Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Germany, France, the United States, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, Vietnam and Ecuador.

Programme Structure

  • For more information please visit the official website

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Language requirements for this study programme differ from the required standard level for English taught study programmes

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5744 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5744 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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