Admission & Application
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Admissions & Application


Please note that we do not request our candidates any payment in advance for awarding a full Dutch scholarship. No full-scholarship recipients will be asked for visa expense payments. Please email us at if you have any doubts about emails you have received on our behalf. All IHS emails, including those of staff are official emails that follow the structure name[at]ihs[dot]nl.

Admissions & Application

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 applicant into account. If you are interested in applying to one of the IHS programmes, you can find more information on the admissions requirements and application procedure on the pages below. Before you start your application for a programme at IHS, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

Applying for a scholarship?

If you are hoping to apply for a scholarship to fund your studies, please be aware that you will likely need to apply for admission with IHS well in advance of your course starting date. To apply for a scholarship you will usually need to secure your admission with IHS first, and then subsequently make your application to the scholarship organisation. Please check the deadlines and requirements of the fellowship programme you are hoping to apply for to avoid disappointment.

For more information about finding a scholarship, please check here.


Admissions Office

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
P.O. Box 1935, 3000 BX Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 10 408 9813