International Development Work
Our minor programme International Development Work (IDW) will give you a solid foundation in international development work theory, and provide you with the opportunity for (extended) field practice. You'll attend lectures from Dutch and international experts.
You will have courses on Theories and History of Development, Community Development, Cultural Diversity, Social Business, and Climate and Ecological Justice. There are excursions and you will get to do field work. You'll work alone and in small groups of fellow highly-motivated students.
What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!
The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:
|Course Unit Title||ECTS|
|Theories of Change||15|
|Practices of Change||15|
In our Course Guides you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.
English CEFR level B2. Good oral and written English language skills.
When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.
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Ready for an international adventure?
Why choose hu?
Get ahead of the pack in international development work
In the competitive field of international development work, having this minor on your diploma will certainly give you the edge.
Inspiring international setting
HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.
Utrecht Science Park Campus
Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.
Vibrant university city Utrecht
Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.