AcademicsMaster's programsInternational Affairs and Development

The International Affairs & Development (AID) master's degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to pursue careers in international relations and development. The program is interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, professionally relevant, and outward-looking. It opens career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, with international organizations, or in research and analysis.


  • The AID Master’s prepares for international careers. Nearly one-third of our graduates begin their careers abroad.
  • Our curriculum is designed to give students a broad, yet in-depth, understanding of international, environmental and development economics, the sociology of organizations and networks, international politics and relations, international business law, global management, logistics, and finance. Our goal is to provide them with the knowledge, tools, and skills they need for their professional futures, while preparing them to exchange and work effectively with stakeholders of all types (governments, institutions, businesses, citizens).
  • The program’s teaching team is comprised of engaged educators, recognized for their work in the program’s fields of expertise. They are key to our students’ academic experience and help them shape their professional futures.
  • AID is a 2-year program. In Year 1, students follow a common core curriculum and choose between 3 “majors”, depending on the stream they intend to follow in Year 2. In Year 2, students select one of 7 separate “streams” (areas of specialization).

Degree Level: Baccalaureate + 5
Dauphine Master’s: DGE – Grand Établissement Master’s Degree
Program Duration: 4 semesters (not including an interim year)
Number of ECTS Credit points: 120
Program Head: Philippe DE VREYER, Professor
Contact : anne-sophie.courtadeping @

  • Full-Time Study

Full-time AID students complete their Master’s program over 2 academic years. We advise students who have completed Year 1 of the program to take an interim year before beginning Year 2, in order to gain real-world experience, refine their career projects, and strengthen their résumé. During their interim year, students can effectuate internships in France or abroad, or complete a personal, professional, social, or humanitarian project.

  • Apprenticeship track

Students who choose to specialize in International Supply Chain Management or in International Economic Assessment can opt for an apprenticeship contract. Apprenticeship track students benefit from individual academic advisory at Paris-Dauphine and a corporate tutor in their company.
How your time is split between the classroom and the workplace depends on your specialization (for example: 2-3 days/week working plus a period of full-time work and the rest in the classroom …).
Click here for more information on the AID apprenticeship track.

  • Executive Education

With the exception of International Affairs, all 2nd year specialization streams are open to Executive Education students. They study either exclusively with fellow Executive Education students, or alongside full-time students, depending on the specialization..


« In Year 1 of the program, students acquire the theoretical foundations and tools they need to apprehend and analyze today’s complex and challenging economic, political and societal issues at a global level. »
Florence ARESTOFF, Senior Lecturer in Development Economics, coordinator AID Master’s program Year 1.

Philippe DE VREYER, Professor
Program Head - Master’s in International Affairs & Development
Anouk ADROTSenior Lecturer
Aurélie DAHERSenior Lecturer
Aléxis TSOUKIASDirector of Research, CNRS
Stream coordinators - Peace Studies
Elodie DEJMAÏ, Senior Lecturer
Coordinator M1 major in International Affairs
Régis BOURBONNAIS, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinator – International Supply Chain Management
Philippe CHALMIN, Professor
El Mouhoub Mouhoud, Professor
Stream coordinators – International Affairs
Najat EL MEKKAOUI DE FREITAS, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinator – International Economics and Development
Sabine MAGE-BERTOMEU, Professor
Aude SZTULMANSenior Lecturer
Stream coordinators –  International Economic Assessment
Véronique PERRET, Professor
Baptiste VENETSenior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – Sustainable Development: Corporate and Institutional Responsibility
Frédérique DEJEAN, Senior Lecturer
Béatrice DELZANGLES, Senior Lecturer
Laurence SERVEL, Senior Lecturer
Stream coordinators – Sustainable Development and Organizations
Sandrine MESPLE-SOMPS, IRD Research fellow
Abdou DIOUF, Dakar ENSAE Director
Jean-Marc SIROËN, Professor emeritus Université Paris-Dauphine
Stream coordinators – Decision aid and evaluation of public policies



Average job search duration after graduation


87 %

Graduate employment rate - of which 88% are managers, professionals or civil servants

Average annual gross salary

€ 40,573

26 %

Master’s graduates working abroad

Source: Paris-Dauphine Master’s Graduate Employment Survey for the Class of 2017, carried out in collaboration with Pluricité, a consulting group specialized in public policy assessment, between January and March 2019.


May DE PERTHUIS,  Management and Organization Consultant, Eurogroup Consulting
AID Master’s in International Affairs – Class of 2015
"I have been a Management and Organization Consultant with Eurogroup Consulting since June 2016. My studies at Paris-Dauphine, and in particular my AID Master’s 212, gave me the skills and tools I need to understand how organizations and their environments function (marketing, finance, economics, law …). By introducing me to new areas of study (commodity markets, geopolitics), the program broadened my outlook and reinforced my curiosity.The International Affairs specialization offers a balanced curriculum that provides a comprehensive overview of the world today.
I would like to add that the program encouraged me to develop a broad-minded, open perspective, not only because of the scope of the curriculum, but also thanks to a diverse student body. The student body is made up of people from a broad range of personal and academic backgrounds, and from a variety of countries and cultures. So, the human aspect is key. The program’s faculty (I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Tanguy in particular) is incredibly committed, and the student body is active and involved, organizing or co-organizing events throughout the year (alumni encounters, conferences, study trips …).
I loved my time at Paris-Dauphine – most of all my final year! The University is dynamic, always evolving, and offers an amazing range of programs. Paris-Dauphine is also rigorous and demanding, it encourages us to push our limits and set our sights on excellence.  It is a place to learn, grow, and forge lasting memories while preparing for our future careers.

Guillemette DE CHAMMARD, Head of Sustainable Development, Club Med - Asia Pacific
AID Master’s in International Affairs – Class of 2014
"I entered Paris-Dauphine in 2008, straight after my Baccalaureate (EcoSci). For the 3rd year of my Bachelor’s, I decided to specialize in the Social Sciences and Applied Economics (I wasn’t a big fan of balance sheets and income statements). So, I spent a year juggling Econometrics and Political Sociology before spending the first year of my Master’s on exchange in Berlin, followed by a year of internships, and a final academic year specializing in International Affairs. I have a real passion for physical commodity markets and have worked in the sector since graduating from Dauphine: Total Africa, an NGO in Bangladesh, and the Max Havelaar Fairtrade Foundation. I have just joined the Club Med group’s Asia Pacific division as Head of Sustainable Development – in my new job, I have the opportunity to combine my interest in environmental issues and in building sustainable supply chains with a love for field work. I believe that Dauphine fosters intellectual rigor and critical thought that each individual student then develops according to their own mind-set and personality."



An agile, connected community

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  • Dauphine Alumni brings together over 80,000 graduates in positions of professional responsibility. The Association’s 20 thematic clubs organize encounters, after-work networking events, conferences, and mentoring initiatives.
  • Dauphine Alumni Chapters, active locally, form a close-knit network in France and around the world.
  • Over 20,000 alumni are active on Paris-Dauphine’s social networks and various websites.


Our dynamic alumni-driven networks are open to Paris-Dauphine students from day 1. They offer you the perfect ecosystem for building professional ties and relationships that will benefit you as students, as graduates, and throughout your careers, be it in business, civil service, or as entrepreneurs.


Academic, institutional, and corporate partnerships in France and internationally ensure students both a global and real-world perspective

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  • The AID Master’s has developed partnerships with numerous corporate partners (Total, Natixis, …, institutions, and international organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, the Banque de France, INSEE, IRD…These partnerships benefit our students on the academic level, with the participation of expert professionals, and greatly facilitate the acquisition of real-world experience via internships and apprenticeship contracts in France and internationally.
  • International Exchange:

The Master’s in International Affairs & Development offers a double degree program for students specializing in International Economic Assessment and in International Economics and Development in partnership with PUC, the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC).

The program has also developed a partnership with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (double degree), Università di Pisa - Italy (double degree), and is a member of QTEM, the Quantitative Techniques for Economics & Management Masters Network (QTEM).


Paris-Dauphine is home to some of France’s top research centers and PhD programs in its fields of expertise

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  • Some students choose a career in research : the AID Master’s program also prepares them to go on to a PhD.
  • The AID Master’s program works in close collaboration with several research centers and organizations:
    LEDa, Laboratoire d’Economie de Dauphine, the Paris-Dauphine Research Center for Economics, a unit that brings together all Dauphine faculty and researchers in Economics .
    IRD, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development.
    LAMSADE (Laboratoire d’Analyse et Modélisation de Systèmes pour l’Aide à la DEcision), Paris-Dauphine’s Center for Research in Decision Systems Analysis and Modeling.
    IRISSO (Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales), the Paris-Dauphine Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in the Social Sciences.
    DRM (Dauphine Recherche en Management), the Paris-Dauphine Center for Research in Management.



The program is open to French and foreign students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (Bac + 3) in Management, Economics, or the Social Sciences, or a degree officially recognized as equivalent from an Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP), a Grande École, or a Grand Établissement.

  • The AID Master’s program accepts up to 100 students a year.
  • All admissions decisions are based on your online application form and supporting documents.
  • Some of our admissions criteria are:

Work experience (internships …).

International experience.

For Economics applicants: excellent academic performance at the Bachelor’s level

For Peace Studies applicants: participation in civic and humanitarian activities during your Bachelor’s.

For Sustainable Development applicants: participation in environmental projects and volunteer activities during your Bachelor’s.

Proficiency in English (excellent level required).

  • Admission to Year 2 of the APRS Master’s program: for conditions, see the webpage dedicated to your choice of stream

Applications are opened from February 27th to March 24th 2020.

  • Click here for detailed information on application and admissions procedures and deadlines.
  • All applications must be submitted online, including those from students completing their Bachelor’s (L3) in Economics at Paris-Dauphine.
  • Tuition varies according to an income-based scale.
    Click here for detailed information on the tuition scale, how it is calculated, and the required supporting documents for your application.
  • Financial solutions are available to our Master’s students thanks to the the CROUS, la Fondation Paris-Dauphine, and the University’s corporate partners.
  • A significant portion of our 2nd year Master’s students opt for the apprenticeship track. Apprenticeship students receive a salary and the host company also pays the student apprentice’s tuition and fees.