In January 2022, the Faculty of Social Sciences (FMijW) of the Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname (AdeKUS) will enroll the 10th cohort of students for the Masters of Science programme in ‘Education and Research for Sustainable Development (MERSD)’. This programme is organized in collaboration with the Flemish Universities (Belgium). Teaching is in Dutch and English and a maximum of 25 students will be selected. The Master of Science programme supports academic research in four (4) pillars namely: community development, civil participation, poverty alleviation and entrepreneurship.

Course programme

The courses offered in the MERSD programme can also be consulted at our Facebook page:

The course will start in the first week of January, 2022  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 Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree obtained from one of the  studies from the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS). Applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree obtained from an University other than AdeKUS, will be requested to have their diploma checked by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture  (known as “Ministerie van Onderwijs, Wetenschap en Cultuur (MinOWC). Other admission requirements can be viewed on the above mentioned Facebook page. Other admission requirements are motivational letter (maximum 1 A4 page), two recommendation letters and Curriculum Vitae.


Applications for second call

The second call registration is now open. Candidates interested in the MSc programme in MERSD should fill in the pre-application form (to be downloaded from the FB page or on request to be emailed by Mr. Rinesh Kowlesar, MSc.) and submit it through email to: before the 11th of October, 2021.


Before the 30th of November, 2021, all candidates will receive a final notification of acceptance or rejection by the selection committee MERSD. Selected candidates will be invited to complete the final registration and enrollment into the MERSD cohort 10 for the academic year 2021-2022 in December, 2021 (see the announcements at the website of Student Affairs of AdeKUS:


Registration and tuition fees

The annual enrollment and tuition fee for academic year 2021-2022 is US$1,500.00 (or equivalent in SRD (converted with the daily USD exchange rate of CBvS).

The annual enrollment or registration fee (SRD 1.850,00) as part of the above mentioned amount, has to be fulfilled during the registration at Bureau Student Affairs in December, 2021.  The annual tuition fee may be paid at once or in four installments during the academic year 2021-2022.

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 : or through the facebook page :

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