Scholarship Program of Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)

Asian Institute of Technology and Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies offer a scholarship program of Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP) which is an international program in 3 phases and 3 places.

The DPP lasts for 2 full-time months and 4 part-time months at place of work and is offered to development practitioners in South East Asia, West and East Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

Module 1: July 2013 – September 2013 in Hanoi
Study of public policies and development actors; Investigation methods and tools; Strategic management of development actions

Module 2: September 2013 – January 2014 in student’s country
Research/field study with topic linked to professional practice.

Module 3: January 2014 – 01 February 2014 in Geneva
Development of leadership skills including mediation and decision-making; Intercultural communication; Interaction with representatives of Geneva-based organisations

Who can apply?
To apply candidates should be working in governmental agencies, international and local NGOs, international organizations, bilateral cooperation agencies, or private organizations in positions related to development aspects. Full and partial scholarships are available for candidates coming from the Mekong Region (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) and Switzerland (citizens or residents).

The criteria for selection are: Professionals with key positions in public, private and NGO sectors; University degree (minimum 3 years) and several years of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience); Employer's letter of commitment; Proficiency either in English, French or Spanish

Full or partial financial support is available to cover the tuition fee, transportation, cost of living in Hanoi and Geneva, depending on qualification of students.

For further information and application forms please contact Ms. Lan Anh, at [email protected]  tel: +84 915 304 555 or Ms. Pham Thuy at [email protected], tel: 0983 43 7728 or see our websites at IHEID: or AITVN:

The programme will start in July 2013 and applications are open until 1 March 2013. Complete application files must reach us by electronic email to [email protected].