Master’s in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (Germany) Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

University of Göttingen

Application Deadline

August 31, 2019

Program Commencement

March 1, 2020

Duration of the Program

Four Semesters

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Program Details

TheM.Sc. programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is offered jointly by the University of Göttingen (Germany) and the University of Talca (Chile). The focus of the programme is on International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics.

The M.Sc. (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agricultural and food sector at international level.

The core study programme consists of 15 modules covering international agricultural economics, agricultural and rural development policy as well as business administration, management and agribusiness marketing, development economics and rural sociology. The course is of 21 months’ duration (including a two-month German language course in Latin America). There are three teaching semesters with a total of 15 modules. The students start their studies in Chile. After two semesters, the students continue their studies in Göttingen, Germany for another semester.
Students who continue their studies in Germany will be part of the MSc programme Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) with a specialisation in International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics (IARD).

There are NO tuition fees for the program.

Eligibility/ Requirements

  • BSc degree (or equivalent) in agricultural sciences, business administration, economics, social sciences, forestry, veterinary sciences, or food and nutrition sciences. Successful applicants will have a good to excellent grade average.
  • professional experience of at least two years in a field related to the course focus (for DAAD scholarship)
  • last academic degree preferably not more than six years old
  • very good command of English: TOEFL iBT: 79 points or IELTS: 6.0

Applicants whose first language is not English have to prove a good working knowledge of English. Their proficiency in English must be certified in an internationally recognised test. The following tests and levels are accepted:

  • at least 79 points in the new Internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • at least 550 points in a paper-based TOEFL
  • International English Language Test System (IELTS) with at least band 6
  • UNIcert level III
  • certificate of level C1 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

The language test certificate should not be more than two years old at the time of application. Exempted from the requirement to prove language proficiency are students with English as their first language and students with a one-year study or work experience in an English-speaking country within the last five years.

Spanish can be useful for the two semesters in Chile.

Application Process

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