Dual degree in Master of Arts in International Development Practice (TISS) and Masters in International Development Practice (Monash University) | Admissions, TISS


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Dual degree in Master of Arts in International Development Practice (TISS) and Masters in International Development Practice (Monash University)

Location: Mumbai, India and Melbourne, Australia

Application Period:
Masters Dual Degree Programmes: Till 22nd April 2024

Online Application Form: https://oia-admissions.tiss.edu/

Only international applicants and Indian nationals applying for dual degree programs are accepted through the above application portal. Any applications from Indian citizens who do not meet the requirements of the international students will not be considered their application for admission into any of the courses except the Dual Degree Programs.


Application Processing Charges (Non-refundable and Mandatory):

₹ 8200 for the first applied programme and ₹4100 for any additional/ second programme.



  • All students (International and Indian) must have a minimum of 60% overall average in their bachelor’s or equivalent degree programme.
  • All Indian and foreign nationals who meet the entry requirements are eligible to apply.

Home Students (Indian)

  • Along with above entry requirement for Home Students to be enrolled at TISS, the Master eligibility criteria are based on the Minimum Education Qualification as detailed in Prospectus of TISS.

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International Students (Enrolling from TISS)

  • Only those students who have qualified from Foreign Universities or Boards of Higher Education recognised as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are eligible for admission.
  • Foreign nationals who have studied in India and Nepali nationals are also eligible for admission as International Students.
  • All international students enrolling from TISS will be required to meet the Minimum Education Qualification, as detailed in the Prospectus of TISS.

English scores are compulsory for all students (both, home students and international students enrolled from TISS) in the dual degree programme

  • To secure admission to the second year at Monash University, it's necessary to fulfill the specified English language proficiency standards outlined on the Monash university's website. You have the option to provide proof of your English language proficiency within two months of the start of the first semester at TISS.
  • To meet the English language proficiency criteria, you must attain the minimum scores specified for any of the approved English language tests. For detailed information on these minimum score requirements, please refer to the Monash University website. https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/english-language
  • The Monash univesity approved English language tests are Academic IELTS / IELTS Online / Paper-based TOEFL / Internet-based TOEFL / TOEFL iBT Paper Edition / Pearson Test of English (Academic) / C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) / C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge
    English: Proficiency (CPE)


Email: oia@tiss.edu or call at +91 22 2552 5919/20

Overview of the Dual Degree with Monash University

TISS is launching its first Dual Masters Degree in International Development Practice in partnership with Monash University, with whom it has developed a deep relationship built on a shared vision for the role of higher education in the Australia-India relationship and the importance of sustainable development.

This dual degree allows students to take courses in two programmes and work on different issue areas through field engagements and classes that will bring into contact professors, classmates, and colleagues from a range of experiences.It gives a platform for students to expand their network and learn within the international framework.

This dual degree is a two year Masters degree taught on campus at TISS and Monash University, Melbourne. On completion of the degree, students receive two degrees: an M.A (International Development Practice) from TISS and a Masters in International Development Practice from Monash University.

About Monash University

  • Monash University is a leading university in Australia and it is ranked #57 in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022
  • It ranks #58 in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
  • Monash University is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research.

Why Choose this Dual Degree?

There are challenges concerning the political, economic, cultural, and ecological well-being of people around the world which lead to extreme poverty, poor health, fragile governance, inequality, and environmental vulnerability. All these issues require professionals with practical skills and analytical capacity to build resilience at a national and community level. This course will equip students with skills needed to tackle such challenges in a local, national and international context.



Intake: 15

Dual Degree Fees for 2 years:

(Fees are subject to change annually)

With tuition scholarship:

Indian Students: 8,00,000 INR 

International Students: 12,00,000 INR 


Regular fees: 25,35,000 INR


The cost-of-living expenses during semesters at Monash University are to be borne by the student.
The monthly cost is currently estimated at 90,000 INR per month (approx. 1,500 AUD) including on-campus accommodation

*Examination fees: Inclusive in Programme Fees