5 Tuition-Free Bachelor’s Programs in Development Studies

This Bachelor’s program provides a multi-disciplinary approach to issues of gender and diversity. Students will focus on theory and learn skills such as analysis and research. Throughout courses, students will learn about a variety of topics related to gender and diversity, including globalization, cultural studies, sociology, human rights, policy, and more. In addition to courses, students will participate in either an internship or a semester abroad, as well as a Bachelor’s thesis completed with a company or public institution.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program that takes 3.5 years to complete. Costs of living are estimated to be €630-1000 per month, which includes accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and food. Students are required to show proof that they have at least €8,640, as required by Germany authorities. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, fluency in English language, and other documents as required by program, including a university entrance exam and proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university.

Upon completion of this program, students may choose to pursue a Master’s degree or a career in a related field. Students will be qualified to work in careers related to gender equality, LGBTI work, immigrant and ethnic minority inclusion, disability and social inclusion, child and adult education, HR management/development, diversity management, and more. They will be equipped to work in both the public and private sectors at local, national, and international levels.

This interdisciplinary program teaches students about the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability. Students will learn to analyze and evaluate agricultural and horticultural production systems as part of the value chain. The program covers issues like climate change, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and other issues related to agricultural sustainability. Students will also learn about ethical and social issues related to food production, renewable resources, and other issues. As part of the program, students will participate in an internship or study abroad program and complete a Bachelor thesis.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program with a duration of 3.5 years. Costs of living are estimated to be €630-1000 per month, which includes accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and food. Students are required to show proof that they have at least €8,640, as required by Germany authorities. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, fluency in English language, and other documents as required by program, including a university entrance exam and proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university.

Students can choose to pursue a Master’s following completion of this degree, or they can continue into a related career path. Potential employers include consultation and service enterprises, nutrition/food industries, feed/fertilizer/etc. manufacturers, agricultural machinery and plant construction firms, and associations/organizations/institutions in the agricultural and environmental fields.

This program provides an interdisciplinary perspective to international relations, bringing together political science, economics, law, social sciences, and research methods. Students gain a solid theoretical basis while also learning methodology for research and analysis. Students will study a variety of topics, such as policy, economics, international business, public choice theory, international organizations, peace studies, international law, human rights, and more. Students will also complete an internship or semester abroad, as well as a Bachelor’s thesis.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program with a duration of 3.5 years. Costs of living are estimated to be €630-1000 per month, which includes accommodation, transportation, utilities, books, and food. Students are required to show proof that they have at least €8,640, as required by Germany authorities. To be eligible, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, fluency in English language, and other documents as required by program, including a university entrance exam and proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university.

In addition to pursuing a Master’s degree, students can also choose to pursue a related career upon completion of this degree. Students will be equipped to work in government institutions, international/regional organizations, consulting agencies, political foundations, journalism and media, political parties, non-governmental organizations, education, multinational corporations, development cooperations, science and research institutions.

This program uses a combination of natural and social sciences to help students gain a complete understanding of topics such as social justice, environmental sustainability, ecological and social resilience, political ecology, natural resource management, resource conflicts, development policies, and more. Students will gain research and analysis skills, in addition to learning development theory and practice methods. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship, a semester abroad, and a one-month field course as part of their degree completion.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program that lasts 3 years. Students should plan to have a minimum of about €1050 a month to cover basic living expenses. Students must have English language proficiency and a high school diploma or equivalent. International students must pass the Higher Education Entrance Qualification to Norwegian Universities.

Students will be qualified to continue on to a Master’s program in a related field following completion of this degree. They will also be equipped for careers at the local, national, and international levels with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and other institutions working with international development environmental studies, international relations, resources management, and ecology.

This program offers students an interdisciplinary perspective on education in the context of globalization. Students will learn about multicultural societies, sustainable development, and international education. Through this program, students will gain a broader understanding of education programs and educational organizations in an international context, including how to develop educational programs and teach in an international or multicultural environment. In addition to core courses, students can specialize in language teaching or education in an international context. Students must also write a Bachelor’s thesis to complete their degree. Completion of this program does not provide a teaching certificate.

This is a free, full-time, on-campus program with a duration of 3 years. Students are required to pay an annual registration fee of ISK 75 (approx.. €0.60).  To qualify for admission, students must be fluent in English and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to continue on to a Master’s program or find a career in a related field. Students will be equipped to work at local, national, and international levels in non-governmental, governmental, and international organizations working in the areas of education development and global education programs. Students who choose the language teaching specialization will be able to teach language classes in Icelandic and international schools.