Completed Master’s degree, preferably in economic or social sciences; first state examination (teaching profession); second state examination (Jura, at least fully satisfactory); good to very good grades
German (C2); English (C1 – C2) and at least one further UN-language or Portuguese (B2)
Please note that you have to have a good command of the second UN-language (at least B2). If this is not the case, we can not consider your application. We do not need any language certificate, your self-assessment is enough. Your language skills are reviewed by native speakers in case of a commitment.
German or EU citizenship (also Switzerland and Norway)
Development-related topics covered during your study programme
Work or study experience in countries of the global south or transition countries
Younger than 30 years at the beginning of the course (1st of September)
Intention to work in international cooperation for sustainable development; willingness to go abroad
You can NOT apply if you have already participated in another German junior development programme, for example the GIZ-Trainee-Programme or the Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs. Participants of the Carlo-Schmid-Programme can still apply for the Postgraduate Programme.
Here you find the application form.
Assistance Postgraduate Training Programme
Dates Postgraduate Training Programme
Begin of application process: 4 December 2017
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2018
Selection process: June 2018
Course starts on: 3 September 2018