Master in Education and Research Programme for Sustainable Development (MERSD)


In October 2020, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FMijW) of the Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname (AdeKUS) will enroll the 9th cohort of students for the Masters of Science programme in ‘Education and Research for Sustainable Development (MERSD)’. This program is organized in collaboration with the Flemish Universities (Belgium). Teaching is in Dutch and English and a maximum of 30 students will be selected. The Master of Science programme supports academic research in four pillars namely:

Community development, civil participation, poverty alleviation and entrepreneurship.

Course program
The courses offered in the MERSD can also be consulted at our Facebook page: The course will start on the 1st of November 2020 and runs four days* a week, Monday till Thursday, from 16.00 – 20.00 hour (* depending upon the course it can be also five days a week).

Admission requirements
Applicants should have a BSc degree obtained from the Anton de Kom University of Suriname or equivalent. Other requirements can be viewed on the above mentioned Facebook page.


Candidates for the MSc program in MERSD should include in their application the following documents:

  1. The application form (to be emailed by the course secretary or to be downloaded from the FB page:
  2. Copy of records of all courses in the BSc program including diploma
  3. A short essay in English (max. one A4) about the motivation to enroll in the MSc program MERSD and about the professional expectations upon graduation
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Letter of recommendation from employer or people you have worked with or people who know you during your course of study and can say something about your qualities (if applicable for you and only for persons who are working).


There are still some places open. All applications should submitted through email to:

before or on the 27th of September, 2020. Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis. Before or on the 30th of September, 2020, all candidates will receive a notification of acceptance or rejection. Selected candidates will be invited for the final registration in October 2020 (see the announcements at the website:


Registration and tuition fees
The annual enrollment or registration fee (SRD 1.850,00) has to be fulfilled during the registration at Bureau Student Affairs in October 2020. The annual tuition fee amounts US$1,500.00 (or equivalent in SRD) and may be paid at once or in four installments during the academic year 2020-2021.

In case more information is needed about the study, please contact the Programme coordinator Prof. dr. Henry R. Ori – email: or mr. Rinesh Kowlesar – email :

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