International Development


What are you looking for?

Making the world a better and a more equal place for everyone

Address social injustice around the world and come up with sustainable solutions to ease it

Developing your skills in teamwork

What do we offer?

Are you passionate about making the world a better and a more equal place for everyone? Do you want to address social injustice around the world and come up with sustainable solutions to ease it?

This course aims to give you a solid ground in the aspects of international development, it’s designed for those who are working in development-related organizations and NGOs, it will provide you with the key skills needed to analyze international problems probably and come out with sustainable solutions that make an actual change not just a temporary solution, and will open the door for you for multiple advanced training to specialize in an aspect of international development.

During this course, we will try to tackle problems related to poverty, education, sexism, inequality, politics, globalization and capitalism. We will critically evaluate different perspectives and the offered solutions and their pros and cons to these problems and to development in general. We will map out the historical aspect of development and analyze it to understand how disciplinary perspectives shape development, which will develop your skills in teamwork, research and analysis.


The International Development program is designed for future professionals who are interested in creating innovative solutions to tackle development challenges around the world. The program helps to understand the work ofinternational Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as Agencies of the United Nations.

We will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to the concept of International Development, its roots, and history. We will discuss its framework and the skills necessary to analyse effectively different perspectives on international development and cooperation.

You will be provided with critical overview of the main aspects of development theory and paradigms, development as historical change and development institutions as well as understanding of how different disciplinary perspectives shape international development theory and practice and its analysis in a globalised world.

Learn more about the key areas of international development research, related policy choices and strategies. Review a selection of methods used in international development research.

Understanding of political economy, both mainstream and critical perspectives. Discover the impact of economic globalisation, international trade, and the emerging role of civil society and international investment in development.

Explore the different conceptualisations and characteristics of poverty. How societies overcome poverty to create healthy, wealthy and sustainable societies - and why some persistently fail to achieve this

Gender equality matters to every dimension of International Development. Having a rich understanding in current gender issues, contemporary gender theory, and making connections to gender equality activists locally and abroad is much needed for any career path.

Discover many ways that politics is critical to the success of development. Examine the 'lived' or 'real' politics in developing countries and the dynamics underpinning change.

Travelling after the course

Click here to learn more about trips to other European countries and cities after the program.


Accommodation is located in Amsterdam. Participants stay at a Guest House in the shared rooms for 2 people. Single occupation can be arranged for an additional fee. Participants have access to the kitchen. The accommodation is well connected by public transport with all the touristy places. During the program, the trainings will be conducted in the classroom which is in walking distance from the Guest House. The detailed description of the venue and the information on how to reach it from the airport is provided prior to the course start date.

We offer comfortable accommodation where participants can have a good time and fully enjoy their time in Amsterdam!


Course fee: € 650

The fee includes:

    • - Accommodation
    • - The course (including all costs of the materials)
    • - Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price.

How to apply?

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Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • - Full name
  • - Nationality
  • - Date of birth
  • - Telephone number
  • - Title of the course you are applying for
  • - The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.


In case of any questions regarding this course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55