This Masterís offers insight into the nature of development evaluation, as well as its relevance and challenges, at both a methodological and an institutional level. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary tools that will improve their capacity to understand interactions among actors involved, and to contribute to an enhanced conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes. The programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses:
Some of the most recurrent employers among IOB graduates are within the government sector, Parliaments, Inter/supranational organisations, National and International NGOs,higher education/research, and bi- or multilateral donor agencies. IOB also offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies. To ensure quality guidance IOB adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications.
Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.)
Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area))
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Self-sponsoring students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (DAC list of ODA recipients) living in their countries of origin at the time of application pay a reduced fee of Ä 80. Students with a BTC or VLIR-UOS scholarship also pay the reduced fee of Ä 80.
Self-sponsoring students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries who are living in an upper-middle-income or high-income country at the time of application, self-sponsoring students from upper-middle-income countries and high-income countries and students with Erasmus Mundus scholarships pay a reduced fee of Ä 1000.
Sponsored students (except those with VLIR-UOS or BTC scholarship) pay the full registration fee of Ä 5000, unless otherwise agreed between the scholarship granting institution (or organization) and the IOB.
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Applicants from the South must hold a university degree (Bachelor or Master) of at least 4 years of study in social sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or related disciplines). Applicants who hold a Bachelorís degree of only 3 years of study must demonstrate very strong and relevant professional experience and/or have successfully completed additional training. Applicants from the North must hold a Masterís degree in Social Sciences. Only applicants with excellent academic records will be accepted.
Our ideal applicant has at least 2 years of professional experience in a sector relevant to the programme. Applicants must prove proficiency in English. Special facilities are offered for students from other language backgrounds.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:
No work experience is required.
All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).
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