How to apply
There are three different ways of participating in the Master’s programme “Educational Quality in Developing Countries”, each having its own application procedure.
Candidates can apply
(a) For a full participation in the programme,
(b) For an IMPEQ scholarship,
(c) A full participation in the programme without scholarship (having to pay for the programme themselves or finding other financial resources)
(d) For participation in certain modules only.
All candidates have to pass the academic admittance at Otto-Friedrich-Universität no matter which participation they apply for.
The course of the application
Candidates send in their dossier of application as pdf-file (see deadlines).
If the complete dossier of application is received in due time, there will be a phone interview lasting at least 20 minutes.
If the phone interview is passed, the dossier will be forwarded to the academic assessment center.
Candidates receive notice of their acceptance into the programme as soon as possible.
Please consider the deadlines!
Who can apply
This programme is specifically developed to respond to the skills shortage with regard to quality development in education in the Great Lakes region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates from different parts of Africa, Asia and South America can also apply for the programme.
Students should have a background from heads of schools or teachers training colleges or those responsible for in-service teacher training, university teachers who train future teachers, to heads of school departments in different church administrations. Also education specialists who are working for NGO’s, government officials dealing with improvement of education quality, local educational authorities and school administrators can also apply.
If you have
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities, cultural studies or social science (at least 180 ECTS)
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in teacher training; graduates from teacher training programmes of universities and teacher training colleges for all types of schools (primary and secondary schools)
At the same time you should also have,
- At least three years of professional experience in schools excluding the traineeship/preparatory teaching period,
- At least three years of professional experience in development agencies in the field of education.
If you meet these criteria, please feel free to apply for the programme.
Other appropriate qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.
Candidates exceeding the age of 40 have to justify their motives in a letter.