2019 GLU Masters Programmes for trade unionists and labour activists India, U.S. and Germany open for application     

The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its Masters’ Programmes in Germany, India and the USA. The programmes provide a unique chance to benefit from the expertise of international universities, Global Unions, national trade union centres, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

The Masters’ programmes focus on policies for social justice including global governance, international labour standards, development, economics, trade and multinational enterprises. Discussions, internships and field research with trade unions and other progressive movements provide high-level insights into the international world of labour. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter.  

 More information and deadlines for application: 

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Development and Labour Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. 
    Application deadline: 15 April 2019 
    Application deadline only applicable for non-Indians (foreign students), who can apply for a scholarship by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). More information here
    Contact: glu.jnu(at)
  • Masters in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State University, USA
    Application deadline: 1 April 2019 
    More information here
    Contact: lgwr(at)
  • Master of Arts (MA) in “Labour Policies and Globalisation” at the Berlin School of Economics and Law/University of Kassel in Germany
    Application deadline: 1 April 2019 
    More information here
    Contact: glu.germany(at)

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