MA in Policy Economics Program 2024-25 at the Williams College for Developing Countries

Scholarship in Economics and Finance
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : December 1, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 9897
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSDuolingo
  • Fields of study Economics policy
  • Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 10 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Applicants from low or middle-income countries with practical experience in the field of economics can apply for an intensive one-year master’s degree offered by the Center for Development Economics (CDE) at William College, USA.

Admission to the Williams College Center for Development Economics (CDE) MA in Policy Economics program is extremely competitive. Every year, there are far more applicants than available spots. Selection is made not only on the basis of specific high qualifications, but also on who would benefit the most from the program. Furthermore, interview results and at least one reference are important considerations.

Candidates must provide their own financial support for their studies at the CDE. Candidates should first look into training funds from their employer or the government. If possible, the CDE will collaborate with individual governments and sponsoring agencies to aid in this process. Scholarship fund is also available from Williams College. These scholarships are open to all admitted students.

Details of William College MA program in Policy Economics

  • Host University: William College, Center for Development Economics (CDE)
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Result of admission: February – March 2024
  • Program period: 10 months (August 2024- June 2025)

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Who Can Apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a developing nation and eligibility for a J-1 “Exchange Visitor” visa for the United States (those holding US citizenship or permanent residency are not eligible for admission)
  • Not US citizen or permanent resident of USA
  • A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field is required (and including core economics courses).
  • Have work experience in economic development issues (in central banks, finance ministries, offices of president or prime minister, agriculture, health, environment and planning, NGOs.
  • Have TOEFL score of 120 Duolingo / 97 TOEFL iBT / 593 TOEFL PBT / 7.0 IELTS (not required if the medium of instruction in university was English)
  • GRE general test (recommended but not required)

Required Documents:

  • Supplemental Information Form
  • Personal statement (official form)
  • CV (max 2 pages, only PDF)
  • Academic transcripts and certificate (JPG or PDF)
  • Passport/birth certificate
  • GRE general test (recommended but not required)
  • TOEFL/IELTS (not required if the medium of instruction in university was English)
  • Professional (rather than academic) reference on the official reference form submitted directly to Williams College by your referee by December 15th (a second professional reference is optional) The referee should email the reference to

How to apply?

To apply, applications must be filled out and submitted electronically. Documents supporting your application must be uploaded via the online form. Please have all supporting documentation on hand when completing the online application as.pdf or.jpg files.

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Note: this opportunity is highly competitive, good personal statements can increase your chance to be selected.

To learn more about William College Master degree program in Policy economics for developing countries, please visit William College’s website.

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