M.Sc. International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD)

Universidad Talca - Universidad Göttingen
En Göttingen (Alemania)

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  • Maestría
  • Göttingen (Alemania)
  • Duración:
    18 Meses

M.Sc. Program International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics (IARD)

The M.Sc. Program International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics lasts 19 months plus two additional months for the German Language course. It runs from the beginning of January to the end of September of the next year (e.g. January 2016-September 2017).

There are three teaching semesters with a total of fifteen modules; the fourth semester serves as a period for field research and writing the master thesis. The modules in Chile and Germany are taught by lectures, seminars and e-learning modules.

The first and second semester are taken at the University of Talca from the beginning March to the end of June and from July until the end of September. Students can take up to five modules per semester and up to two modules jointly offered by University of Talca and Göttingen University.

After completing the second semester, some students move to Göttingen and spend the third semester from October to February in Germany. Other students stay at their home university (UTalca) and finish their studies there.

Please note: For DAAD-scholarship holders there will be a second round of selection to determine which students continue their studies in Germany. The selection process is based on academic performance, language and intercultural competence, the quality of the thesis proposal and performance in a personal interview. Students with own financial sources can choose if they want to continue in Germany or at their home university.

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Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5 , Gottingen, Niedersachsen, Alemania
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Preguntas Frecuentes

· ¿Cuáles son los objetivos de este curso?

This programme is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agribusiness and food sector at international level.

· ¿A quién va dirigido?

For the students interested in Agribusiness and Rural development our MSc. program at Georg- August University Göttingen and Bogor Agricultural University has DAAD scholarships available for students who are nationals of Latinamerica, Caribean and countries in Southeast Asia

· Requisitos

* B.Sc. or Diploma (Diploma or Licenciatura) degree from a university or equivalent institutions of higher education in any of the following subject areas: Agricultural Sciences, Economic Sciences, Social Sciences, Forestry Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, and Food and Nutrition Sciences. The B.Sc. or Diploma degree should have a good or excellent grade point average * Good working knowledge of English Language The proficiency of applicants in English must be certified with an internationally recognised test. The following tests and levels are accepted: ·International English language

· ¿Qué distingue este curso de los demás?

Until now scholarships are only available for Latin-American students and Southeast Asian countries. Applicants from other countries have to self-finance their studies.

· ¿Qué pasa después de pedir información?

The application in detail: The Application should be send twice as hard-copy containing the following documents: If applicable a filled out DAAD-form for application to the scholarship. B.Sc. or Diploma Degree Certificate, including complete list of names and grades of individual courses Full Curriculum Vitae (with date of birth and nationality), complete description of education and professional activities, plus a recent photograph. Professional experience should be documented by letters of current or previous employers. An application letter in which the candidate highlights his or her motives and interests to enroll in the M.Sc. program with particular reference to how the applicant intends to use the M.Sc. degree for future professional career. A short Research proposal describing the intended M.Sc. research. Original TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate (not older than two years). To see more about the TOEFL Test and Score Posting Date, click=here A declaration by the applicant how he or she intends to finance living costs, travel and other expenses. In the declaration the applicant should state the source of finance (self-finance or scholarship from third party), and -if scholarship- the applicant should attach a letter of confirmation from the institution granting the scholarship. We try to support accepted students with their application or other funds. You find a list of potential funds = here Two letters of recommendation concerning the academic qualifications of the candidate. At least one of these letters must come from a scientist employed at the university at which the candidate received his or her undergraduate degree.

¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Desarrollo rural


Prof. Dr. Jose Díaz Osorio
Prof. Dr. Jose Díaz Osorio
Decano Facultad Agronomia Universidad Talca


Timetable of the M.Sc.-Program

September/October 2014

    • Admission to the Program

  • Selection of students that are awarded a scholarship

January and February 2015

    • German-course in Chile

  • The students get a German course for 6-8 weeks. In Chile the course will be offered by the representative of the DAAD in Talca.

February/March - June 2015

    • 1.Semester in Chile

  • In Chile the Semester starts in March. The students will have to successfully pass at least 5 modules per semester.

June/July 2015

    • Selection of the scholars for Germany

  • Based on the results of the exams in the first semester, the language skills, an interview and the intercultural competence, an academic committee will select the students who will be awarded with a scholarship for Germany.

June - September 2015

    • 2.Semester in Chile

  • Second Semester in Chile. Students are expected to pass at least 5 Modules.

October 2015 - March 2016

    • Third semester in Germany/Chile

  • Some students continue their studies in Germany, other students continue their studies in Talca. During the semester the students also prepare their master-thesis.

April - September 2016

    • Field research and master-thesis

  • The students conduct a field research with data collection and finish their master-thesis. The studyprogram finishes with a colloquium in which the students have to present and discuss the main results of their thesis.

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