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If you’re interested in grasping a basic yet solid understanding of development economics but you don’t want to invest just yet in a master’s degree, then the graduate diploma is what you’re looking for. The program offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to development economics ensuring you get an educated outlook on the full picture and understand the dynamics behind global development issues. Going further, the program boasts a case study approach to allow you to critically assess the successes, failures, and impact of development initiatives over time, giving you the chance to witness firsthand how theory and practice interplay.

  • This graduate diploma is designed for students who wish to gain a basic understanding and knowledge of development but who may not intend to proceed to obtain a master’s degree. This diploma program is also interdisciplinary to provide a broader and more integrated perspective of development issues. 

    The diploma should be of interest to those seeking a position or a career in development-related institutions or in government departments directly concerned with development planning and evaluation.

  • For Academic program requirements and courses, Click Here

  • Applicants to this program should have a good knowledge of the concepts and analytical tools of economics. An applicant whose bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than economics may be admitted provisionally, but in such cases, the applicant must either display competence in economics by passing required examinations or develop the necessary competence by completing additional undergraduate courses.

    For Admission Requirements, Click Here

  • AUC offers a variety of fellowships, academic scholarships and work-study opportunities to assist students in financing their graduate studies. Below is a list of fellowships and scholarships available at the graduate level:

    • African Graduate Fellowships 

    African, non-Egyptian students 

    • Dr. Ahmed and Ann M. El-Mokadem Fellowship 

    Egyptian nationals 

    • University Fellowships 

    All nationalities 

    • Engaged Scholars Fellowship Program 

    Egyptian nationals 

    • MAL/MUN Fellowships 
    • Ryoichi Sasakawa Endowed Young Leaders Fellowships Fund (SYLFF) Program 

    All nationalities

    For more information and for applications