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International Development

Tuition fee CA$27,507 per program

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Humber’s International Development graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who want to see the world and make a difference within it. This program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage, develop and grow international development and disaster relief projects anywhere in the world. Graduates may find themselves in some of the most difficult environments in the world, or they may work in developed countries changing policies to make a difference in the Global South. Faculty are chosen for their field expertise and experience in international development – most continue to work with numerous international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or United Nations agencies while teaching at Humber part-time.

Work Placement

You will gain industry experience and build your international development network with an eight-week (minimum) work placement within the development/humanitarian sectors. Many students choose to do this placement overseas but it can also be done here in Canada.

With the program co-ordinator’s support, placements are found through a combination of your interests and contacts with graduates and industry partners. The educational foundation for the work placement includes learning how to optimize resumés, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters, as well as covering the broad set of skills needed to be comfortable and safe working outside of Canada.

Career opportunities

Agencies in Canada and abroad are in need of skilled individuals to write policy, advocate to developed nations’ governments and to manage programs around the world. In addition, global disasters, conflict and climate change create an enormous need for humanitarian assistance and for the people who can deliver it.

This program will prepare you for a variety of career paths. As most international development work is contract-based, one can expect to have a variety of positions over a multi-year career. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to be:

  • liaison to the US Mission at World Food Programme
  • relief co-ordinator for Samaritan’s Purse
  • communications officer for World Vision Canada
  • program manager for a major UK charity
  • founder of their own NGO

The potential is limitless.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States