Since 1994, IHS has been offering a PhD programme to researchers interested in pursuing an in-depth study of specific themes falling under the broad urban management & development and housing agendas. The programme offers a limited number of positions and candidates must express their interest by submitting a well-formulated research proposal and work plan. IHS guarantees a stimulating working environment and offers a flexible programme, with a variety of modalities available. However, PhD candidates are required to secure their own funding.
IHS/EUR has hosted PhD students from all over the world and supported a variety of research topics in line with its own research groups, policies and strengths. An overview of the current PhD research projects in progress gives you an impression of the range of topics. Please check with our research and PhD coordinator if your research topic would fit in the scope of IHS urban studies.
Furthermore the PhD program will be executed under the umbrella of the graduate school of the faculty of social sciences. Please consult the following website to get an idea about the possibilities of the graduate school and download an example of the educational programme for PhD students offered. The actual programme will be made based on the candidates profile, needs and current offerings within the graduate school once the candidate has been selected for the PhD programme.
Get your PhD
Everyone who is interested in getting a PhD at IHS/Erasmus University can apply. The tuition fee is dependent on the particular individual arrangements per year (supervision, working place, etc.). Please check our website for an overview of the living - and other costs. The PhD trajectory takes four years (on average). The PhD candidate must stay a reasonable amount of time at IHS (minimum of three months per year) to build up a good relationship with the promotor and IHS in order to give good and effective supervision. The other period of the year the applicant can conduct research elsewhere (home country).