Decent Work scholarships for MA students 2019 – University of Kassel, Germany


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 Decent Work Scholarships for MA students from ODA recipient countries (countries eligible for Official Development Assistance of the OECD. Although a new DAC list for ODA recipient countries is available for 2018-2021 onwards, ICDD fellowship provision is still based on the DAC list 2014-2017.) 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 850€ per month for up to twelve months.

Application Requirements and Documents

  • Application Data Sheet
  • Highly scored BA
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief statement of interest in the field of development and/or decent work
  • Academic or vocational experience in the field of development and/or decent work
  • copy of recognized bachelor degree

Applications with all necessary documents must be submitted to:


Important information for applicants “MA Decent Work”

To be eligible for ICDD funding with an “MA Decent Work” scholarship, you must be accepted and already enrolled in the Master program Global Political Economy and Development (GPED) or Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA).

Further information on the ICDD related Master programs

Further information on studying at Kassel University

Further information on Decent work MA scholarships 

General information on scholarships and studying in Germany, can be found on the DAAD website


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