Study Development Studies in Germany: 18 Universities with 21 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 07-01-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Born out of the necessity of understanding the effects of colonialism on current political provisions, Development Studies is the interdisciplinary branch of social science and economics that seeks to explain political and social factors that either enhance or limit development in countries. Students will be required to learn a range of topics (history, economics, law, media, and even notions of engineering) in order to formulate and apply frameworks on different levels of governance building.

Overview

masters
21

Study Programs in English

universities
18

Universities

ranking
13

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (14 programs for EU citizens, 13 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 11,994 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between July 15 and June 30

Summer Semester

between July 15 and June 15

View all 21 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Development Studies

#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63

Tuition Fees

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13
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2 English Degree Programs for Development Studies in Germany

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A unique program aimed at revolutionizing agricultureTake advantage of national and international excursionsComplete an internship or do a semester abroad
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A unique program combining economics and political science with sustainable developmentGreat career chances in international organizationsOption to access the DAAD's EPOS Scholarship

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
28.6% local admission restriction (local NC)
28.6% no admission restriction
42.8% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

76.2% directly at University
23.8% via uni-assist

6 English Degree Programs for Development Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

79 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

Maximum:

96 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (8 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

79 (2 programs )

Maximum:

96 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Development Studies in Germany

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

76.2%

Summer intake

9.5%

Winter & Summer intake

14.3%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Development Studies

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FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

public University · No. of Students: 36,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Friedensau Adventist University

run by church (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 200

Program Fees: € 11,994 - € 11,996

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 27,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 14,000

Program Fees: € 834

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 600

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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