For Master and Post-Graduate Diploma Courses
Thank you for looking closely at undertaking postgraduate studies at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicants into account.
To apply for any of the IHS programmes, we recommend that you submit your application through the IHS online application system at www.ihs.nl/login. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and are usually processed within 15 working days (longer during the festive season). We recommend applying as early as possible, especially if you need assistance with your visa and/or finding accommodation.
IHS will start the assessment of your application only after the receipt of all documents listed below.
1. Application Form
Application form completed with accurate information.
2. Transcripts and Diplomas
Certified copies of diplomas/degrees and transcripts from your previous studies (a certified translation is required if these documents are in a language other than English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, or Dutch).
These documents (diplomas/degrees and transcripts) may be enclosed with the application form or sent directly to the Admissions Office by the registrar of the college or university. Do not forget to include grading and transcript keys if available.
Please note that you will be required to present the originals of these documents upon arrival for the programme.
3. Language Test
Applicants who did not complete a Bachelor’s degree in the English medium must show certificates with relevant test results (such as TOEFL min. 575/TOEFL computer-based min. 232/ TOEFL internet based 90, IELTS min.6.5 (no IELTS subtest <5.5)).
Please note that for Chinese applicants only IELTS is accepted as English proficiency proof. Some countries may have additional requirements. For further information please contact admission@. ihs.nl
4. Reference Letters
At least two letters of recommendation in support of your application with signature are required for the admissions process. These letters of reference should be written by someone who can attest to your academic or professional abilities.
5. Curriculum Vitae
Please submit your detailed CV including personal information, education background, extracurricular activities, and professional experience.
Important note for Chinese applicants
Chinese applicants are required to apply for a “Nuffic Certificate”. This is a document that provides an assessment of the applicant’s English language proficiency as well as of the educational degrees and diplomas that are required to be eligible for an entry visa to the Netherlands. Nuffic sends this certificate directly to IHS once it has been issued. Please go to http://www.nuffic.nl/nuffic-certificate for more detailed information.
MSc in Urban Management and Development: 1 July 2013
Developing Social Housing Projects: 27 April 2013
International Courses on Housing and Urban Development: 15 December 2013
Sustainable Local Economic Development: 3 March 2013
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change: 23 May 2013
Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation: 1 June 2013
Green Cities for Eco-Efficiency: 14 September 2013
Urban Management and Development Theory: 7 September 2013
NB: please note that some fellowship programmes require much earlier submission dates.
You can simply click the icon below to start your on-line application process. Please read the instructions on how to apply online.
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
P.O. Box 1935, 3000 BX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 10 408 9812
Fax: +31 (0) 10 408 9826