PhD programme

Urban Development and Governance
Graduation ceremony of the IHS PhD candidate Hung Viet Ngo

PhD programme

The PhD on Urban Development & Governance is a 4-year flexible trajectory programme that fuses urban management with governance. 

Why study this programme?

Part of the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (EGSH), the PhD programme offers a chance to earn your doctoral degree from the high-ranking Erasmus University (#72 globally). Participants learn from and with urban policy advisers and real-life cases, connect with like-minded people from all over the world and expand their professional network.

Career perspectives

IHS graduates work in urban academia, international consultancy, local and national governments and non-governmental organisations.

Fees and costs

The PhD programme is fee-based and students are required to secure funding for the duration of their research, either through private resources or external fellowships, before they join IHS. All PhD students must provide funding information before their applications are sent to the academic selection committee to be reviewed.

Please kindly note that with the researcher visa you are not allowed to do a paid work during your PhD study at IHS. Therefore it is not an option if you intend to do part-time job to cover some of your expenses. 

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