Admission through co-ordinator
: academic degree of minimum 4 years (political sciences, sociology, economics, international relations...).
Applicants from developing countries are eligible to apply for the Master’s programmes provided they:
- hold one or more university degrees of at least four years of combined study in the Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations or related disciplines) with good study results. Applicants with a university degree of only three years of study may very exceptionally be admitted, provided they have successfully completed additional high-level training and can demonstrate very strong and relevant professional experience.
- have at least two years of professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme.
Applicants from developed countries are eligible to apply for the Master’s programmes provided they:
- hold a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations or related disciplines) with good study results.
- demonstrate a proven interest in development issues.
Applicants must be proficient in English. Those who have received a university education in English must provide an official certificate confirming this. Other applicants must submit one of the following test results:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 for paper-based test or 79 for Internet-based test. Information about this test is available at www.toefl.org.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum score of 6.0. Information about this test is available at www.ielts.org.
Special facilities are offered for students from other language backgrounds (in particular for French speaking students). Students with paper-based TOEFL scores between 500 and 550 (or Internet-based TOEFL score between 61 and 79) or IELTS scores between 5.0 and 6.0 may thus be admitted provided they successfully complete a two-month intensive language course organised by the University of Antwerp before the start of the Master’s programme. The cost of this language course is borne by the Institute.