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Key Features of Master of International Cooperation and Development

  • Multi-disciplinary studies
  • Combined with academic and practical learning
  • Mentored by renowned academicians and experts
  • Professional insight into development interventions
  • Participatory teaching and learning approach
  • Internship placement and research
  • Part-time mode for working participants
  • Global network and exchange

CALL FOR APPLICATION MICD Tenth Edition - Academic Year 2023-2024

MICD is open to all interested applicants having minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university. It is relevant for persons aspiring for professional career in public sector; national and international agencies; development projects; university and colleges; research institutes; private sector at national and international levels.

Call for admission is open for new intake and maximum 35 students are enrolled into the program. The minimum admission requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from an accredited university in Nepal or abroad. The applicants who obtained their academic degrees from abroad will need to submit an equivalency certificate.
  • English language proficiency: English is the language of instruction for MICD Program, therefore applicants shall have sound competency in the English language.
  • Computer skills: Applicants should have basic computer skills, such as world, excel, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail etc.

The following documents are required for the application and must be enclosed in the application pack for MICD Program:

Highly motivated candidates with experience in the development field will be given preference. Applicants will have to prepare an application pack consisting of the documents listed above. The pack will have to be handed over, or sent via registered mail or courier service, to MICD Office.

  • Duly completed MICD Application Form, obtainable through e-mail.
  • Copies of academic degrees (bachelor, intermediate and school level certificates).
  • Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae of the applicant
  • One reference letter either from the current employer or from the College/University.
  • A motivation letter
  • Copy of the citizenship or passport.
  • Two pictures (passport size).

The Call for Admission to the Tenth edition of the Master of International Cooperation and Development (MICD) Program is now open. The deadline is 2nd February 2023.

MICD is a two-year professional Master’s Program aiming to develop competent human resources with specialized knowledge and effective tools to lead and manage projects in the field of development cooperation. The Master’s Program is designed to equip learners with academic background and necessary practical knowledge including project management skills required by national and international NGOs, UN agencies, public institutions, and other development projects.

In response to the need to train students on international cooperation and development, MICD is designed by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science (GSHSS) of Mid-West University (MU) of Nepal, under academic and technical assistance from the University of Pavia in Italy within the framework of global Master in Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) of Pavia. Originally initiated from Pavia in Italy, similar other Master’s programs are being offered in Italy, Palestine, Colombia, Kenya, and Nepal.

  • Train and equip participants to achieve the highest professional standards to manage and lead development projects effectively;
  • Impart students with academic and practical knowledge and required skills to interpret multi-dimensional issues of development interventions, approaches, and modalities;
  • Prepare skilled professionals in international cooperation and development fields required in public institutions, non-governmental organizations, and other development projects.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the Master’s Program aims to familiarize students with various disciplines and development experiences. Spread over two years, the Program is structured into main courses covering Development Studies, Development Economics, International Studies, Contemporary Studies, Management Studies, and results-based Project Cycle Management including Internship and Thesis writing.

MICD is organized in four semesters: while the first three semesters are dedicated to frontal classes, lecturers, and classroom teaching learning activities; the fourth semester is dedicated to acquiring practical knowledge and exposure through internship placement in different agencies and thesis writing on development issues.

The Master’s Program awards 75 Credit Hours, equivalent to 1900 marks, and covers 1200 learning hours. Each course is divided into a series of modules under different subjects. MICD classes are conducted in part-time mode, intended to allow full-time working students to continue their work without interruption. Lectures are delivered six days in a week, from Sunday to Friday, in the morning from 6.30 am to 9.30 am. MICD classes are delivered in English by international and Nepali academicians, experts, and practitioners experienced in the cooperation and development sector.

  • Assessment of the candidate’s application form, academic degrees, records, CV and relevant working experience, recommendation letter, and other additional qualifications.
  • An entrance exam, a test in the English language, and general knowledge about development issues.
  • Interview with the Selection Committee aimed at evaluating the candidate’s competency and motivation towards the Program.

The deadline for submission of applications for admission in the Tenth Edition (AY 2023-24) of MICD is 2nd February 2023.

Interested applicants may contact or visit MICD Office for further detail or to obtain an application form and learn about other requirements. MICD Office also provides necessary information through email and telephone, so please contact us at the address below:
Nayabato, Ring Road, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: +977-01-5444970

Office Hours: Sunday to Friday (6:30 am – 1:00 pm)

The Cooperation and Development Network – CDN is a network of postgraduate education programs in cooperation and development whose aim is to train professionals on different issues about economics, cooperation, and human development.

The first initiative – the Master in Cooperation and Development (MASTER CD) started in Pavia, Italy in 1997. The success and the progressive internationalization of the initiative led to the establishment of similar initiatives in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in 2003 with the EscuelaLatinoamericana de Cooperaciòn y Desarollo (ELACID) and in Bethlehem-Occupied Palestinian Territories in 2005 with the Master in Cooperation and Development (MICAD). After a period in which the three CDN Master Programs (MASTER CD, ELACID, and MICAD) have been consolidated and increased their mutual exchanges, the Master in Cooperation and Development (MICD) in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2012 and the Master in Economics, Cooperation and Human Development (MECOHD) in Nairobi, Kenya in 2013 have started. After 17 years of experience, the Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) is actually present in five countries representing Europe, Asia, America, and Africa.