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Post-Graduate Program in Cooperation and Development

University of Pavia
15 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Post-Graduate Program in Cooperation and Development

The Post-Graduate Program in Cooperation and Development is a full-time program aimed at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through highly qualified academic and professional training. Students are prepared to work in institutions like Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Governmental Bureaus, Research Centers, other public or private institutions.

The Master starts with a residential part in Pavia (November-June) delivering classes and workshops on Development Economics, Project Cycle Management, Development Issues, and Tools for more than 500 hours. Then students go for an internship of 3 to 6 months. The master provides a full list of available opportunities with NGOs and offers a tutorship supporting students in their choice. The master closes with the dissertation of the final thesis.

The new call for the XXV edition of the Post-Graduate Program in Cooperation and Development is now open!

Please click on "Visit Program Webpage" to find the new call and obtain further information in order to apply. Remember that, as for every year, several scholarship opportunities will be available for meritorious students coming from all over the world! 

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Admission requirements

BA of minimum 4 years, mastery of English, previous experience in the cooperation and development field 

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Scholarships & funding

Financial aid will be granted to disadvantaged and meritorious students. Types of financial aid provided are:

  • total waiving of fees
  • partial waiving of fees
  • contribution to the accommodation cost in Pavia
  • contribution to internship expenses

A number of dedicated scholarships for students coming from developing countries are also available.

Tuition fees

The cost of enrollment is 8,000.00 euro. Fees include:

• tuition fee

• attendance to regular program classes and seminars

• tutorship internship & vocational guidance

• teaching material

• free access to computer rooms and libraries.

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About this institute

University of Pavia

Founded in 1361, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. The University of Pavia features in a number of international rankings: Unipv is particularly competitive in the fields of Humanities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Life Science...

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Why study at University of Pavia

About Pavia

The city of Pavia is located in northern Italy, around 30km south of Milan (20-30 minutes by train) within easy reach of the Swiss border, Como and the lakes as well as Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Founded in Roman times with the name of Ticinum its city centre is a maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, elegant buildings and many fascinating corners all coming alive day and night with students enjoying their favorite meeting points.

Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Students who can enjoy sport activities, at the University Sports Centre (CUS) which offers a wide range of courses, championships and tournaments.


Tuition fees at UNIPV vary based on the student’s family income and country of origin and range from 150 to 4400 Euro. Scholarship, fees reduction and other benefits are offered to students on merit criteria and family income by Edisu a dedicated government agency.

Contact info

University of Pavia

Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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