IHS Alumni International Network

Over the years IHS has built up a unique and global network of international contacts with former students. IHS Alumni are usually mid-career practitioners occupying key positions in projects, programmes and organisations from the public, private and academic sectors. In 60 years, the IHS alumni have formed a unique global network of international contacts, which has grown into a community of over 9,000 urban professionals in 143 countries, who share common roots at IHS.

The IHS Alumni International (IHS AI) is a network of urban professionals established in 2009, in response to the need for all IHS alumni to stay connected. Its primary aim is fostering professional ideas and support. To support the network in strengthening and membership building, the IHS Alumni Relations Office was established in 2009, in Rotterdam. Any questions regarding support and services for IHS alumni can be directed to alumni@ihs.nl 

Stay Connected

There are many ways of staying in touch with fellow alumni and being engaged in the network. IHS Alumni International has its own website: www.makingcitieswork.net where you can find anything from updates to blogs, news related to IHS, as well as alumni interviews. If you are active on social media, please join the LinkedIn and Facebook alumni groups.  

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Making cities work

Read the blog and get the latest news from the network on the IHS Alumni International website!

NL Alumni Network

Searching for connections and opportunities beyond the IHS community? We encourage you to explore NL Alumni Network. This is a network of alumni who studied in the Netherlands, set up by the NUFFIC (Netherlands Organization for Cooperation in Higher Education).

Request a copy of your diploma!

Depending on the document that you have requested, IHS is able to provide this service for a certain fee. Below you may find scenarios on requesting  a copy of your diploma.

Scenario 1: Requesting an Original Diploma

IHS will NOT issue an original diploma. Our policy only allows us to issue one original copy of the diploma per student upon graduation.

Scenario 2:  requesting a copy of your diploma and/or transcript via regular postal service

Yes, IHS will be able to provide you with a copy of your diploma and/or transcript.

Fee:  35 Euros for each copy of the transcript and/or diploma*

Waiting time:  Within four weeks after placing a request

Tracking: not possible

Scenario 3: requesting a copy of a diploma and/or transcript via courier service

Yes, IHS will be able to provide you with a copy of your diploma and/or transcript.
Fee: 90 Euros for each copy of the transcript and/or diploma*.
Waiting time:  Within two weeks after placing a request.

Tracking: possible


How to request a copy of your diploma

Please contact the Educational Management Office at: office.educational.management@ihs.nl and state:

  • Your most current address with the PO box.
  • Method of transfer: courier or regular postal mail.
  • If you would like the documents to be sent to a university, please provide the most current address of the university and the contact person details.

Once the Educational Management Office has replied to your email, you will be requested to kindly deposit the fee to IHS. The bank account details can be found below.
Upon receipt of confirmation, IHS will send the certified copy of the document to you via courier mailing service or regular post mail. IHS will send you a confirmation email on the day the diploma and/or transcript is sent.
*Please note that a percentage of the fee will be donated to the IHS International Alumni Fund 

Bank account details:

Bank name: ABN AMRO
IBAN: NL54 ABNA 0426 037 944
Bank address: ABN AMRO, Coolsingel 93, 3012 AE, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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