The International Development Studies programme from the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr University Bochum, it is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics.
Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.
- Lecture Cycle “International Development Studies”
- Research Methodology and Management
- Qualitative Methods
- Academic Writing
- Colloquium for PhD Candidates
- Research Cluster Meetings (with presentation)
- RUB Research School: Training in Generic Skills
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Admission to the PhD IDS is based on a competitive selection process. The major criteria are:
- Quality of research proposal
- Supporting academic references
- Relevance and overall grades of previous studies
- Proficiency in English
Please note that the University of Bochum does not charge tuition fees but a registration fee which is currently Euro 303 per semester.
Living costs for Bochum
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Apart from applying for the PhD IDS programme, prospective candidates without sufficient own funds are therefore expected to apply for a scholarship. While your application for the PhD IDS programme is to be submitted to the IEE, you have to apply for a scholarship at the concerned funding organisations.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 9 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.