German Development Institute Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2024

The MGG Academy 2024 Application Phase is Now Open!

Are you a young emerging leader passionate about global cooperation and sustainability? If yes, The German Development Institute Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for its prestigious MGG Academy 2024: Knowledge, Leadership & Action!

German Development Institute Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy

MGG Academy 2024 – Details

The MGG Academy is a dynamic dialogue platform designed for highly qualified young professionals from rising powers and Europe. Their mission is to empower future change-makers with a demonstrated commitment to global cooperation and sustainability transformation.

Eligible to participate include citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Mexico, or South Africa, working in governmental institutions, think tanks, research institutions, civil society, or the private sector.

Who’s Eligible to Apply?

The MGG Academy welcomes highly-qualified young professionals who:

  • Are nationals or have obtained permanent residents of MGG partner countries
  • The Academy welcomes professionals between the ages of 25-40 years
  • Work on issues relevant to sustainable development and global governance
  • Possess a minimum of three years of work experience
  • Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have employer support (written endorsement required)
  • Are ready for an intensive full-time program (40 weekly working hours)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English (equivalent to B2 level of the CEFR)
  • Embrace cultural diversity
  • Are open to diverse working methods


  1. Global learning opportunity: Explore solutions for implementing the 2030 Agenda. Broaden your perspectives by engaging with peers from different sectors and national backgrounds.
  2. Dialogue-Oriented Approach: Experience a dialogue-oriented and interactive approach that combines practical exposure, participatory methods, training, expert lectures, study trips, and peer coaching.
  3. Life-Long Network: Build profound interpersonal connections with peers and gain access to the extensive MGG network of institutions.
  4. Scholarships: MGG Academy participants are awarded a scholarship from the German Federal Government, covering living costs, MGG-related expenses, and travel within Germany and Europe. Health, personal liability, and accident insurance are also provided during the training in Germany.

How to Apply

Before commencing the online application, applicants must ensure to complete both parts of the form:

Application Deadline:

March 03, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What number of persons are accepted to participate in the MGG Academy?

For the 2024 MGG Academy will have up to 22 candidates selected. About 2-4 participants from each country and the EU will join the program.

How may I prove English proficiency?

All common English tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), CEP, TOEIC, iTEP, UNIcert, PTE Academic, Duolingo English test, and EF Standard English Test, are accepted.

Having three years of working experience, is it a strict requirement?

Having 3 years of working experience will not be a criterion for exclusion, yet it will limit your chances.

Can I continue working part-time or full-time during the academy?

The MGG Academy is a full-time commitment, hence, Participants are not expected to work throughout its duration.

Am I allowed to bring my family with me to Germany?

The MGG Academy program does not finance or organize the stay of your family. You can, however, organize this yourself.

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