Practical matters

Every year IHS welcomes urban specialists from over 50 nationalities to the city of Rotterdam. The IHS Professional Services Team supports new students both before they arrive in The Netherlands and settle into their new lives at Rotterdam. IHS can assist students in securing health insurance and a visa to enter the Netherlands if necessary. Our team may also provide advice on local housing options and information on the possibility of available on-campus housing. 

All services are offered to candidates based on their individual needs. Please contact the relevant programme coordinator if unsure which services are available or necessary for your enrollment.


IHS’ preferred insurance provider is AON.  The insurance policy will be valid from when a student arrives in the Netherlands until the day after departure. This insurance is valid worldwide.

IHS chooses the ICS Complete package that is a comprehensive package. Please note it does not cover pre-existing conditions. Read more about the policy on the AON website.

IHS applies for individual visa applications on a needs-based basis. All students will be advised on the correct visa procedure after IHS has issued a letter of admission.  If students are unclear on their specific visa procedure, they are advised to contact their programme coordinator. Find the contact information for your programme coordinator at the bottom of this page.

IHS students will be provided with advice and guidance on finding housing in Rotterdam. Feel free to reach out to your enrolment officer to learn more about the best areas and neighbourhoods of the city. You can find our housing leaflet and on-campus accommodation brochures below: 

IHS considers it important that all its students have the best academic experience possible. The IHS Professional Services Team are responsible for ensuring all students have the right level of support. Students with questions about studying with functional impairment, mitigation inquiries, or wider counselling services should contact their programme coordinator to have their inquiries handled privately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to the services offered by the IHS Professional Development teams, please contact the relevant programme coordinator at the following addresses.

IHS PhD programme Coordinator:

IHS Masters Programme Coordinator:

IHS short courses programme coordinator:

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