Development Policy at the University of Bonn Bonn, Germany

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The University of Bonn provides graduate students with the opportunity to participate in the Summer School of Development Policy. A former capital city, Bonn still serves as a Federal City with Berlin where the country's government excises its authority. Home to nearly 20 UN institutions and countless international organizations, Bonn is an ideal location for students to learn from a variety of "local" experts and compliment the academic course components with site visits within Bonn (or potentially other nearby locations such as Brussels).

Program Dates

July 30 - August 10, 2018


In this intensive course, students will engage with faculty members from the University of Bonn and a variety of practitioners through lectures, guided group discussions, site visits, and extracurricular events. 

Student who participate in the summer program will earn three credits toward their AU degree upon successful completion of the following:

  • Attend all course sessions in Bonn
  • Submit a final research paper (6,000-6,500 words)developed in consultation with a faculty advisor at the University of Bonn

Application Deadlines

Summer 2018: Priority application deadline is 11:59 PM EST March 14, 2018. If more space if available, applications will move to a rolling basis after this deadline until early March. 

You will be notified by email with a decision regarding your nomination for study abroad. At that time, students will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $300.

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Suggested Program Match

The specific nature of the program is designed for graduate students with an interest or prior background in Development Policy. 

While some modules will offer an introduction into a specific topic, students can expect to gain a robust understanding of each topic and how it pertains to development policy.