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MSc In Urban Management and Development (UMD)


Course Description

Programme features

 Highly international study environment with participants from over 45 different nations
 Lecturers with long-standing international teaching and working experience in the field
 High profile guest lecturers from established institutions such as UN-HABITAT, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Lund University
 Unique training methodology of role-playing games, real-life case study analysis, class debates and on-site visits
 6 different specialisations offering a unique chance to tailor your study and broaden your career path
 Focus on linking theory to real world urban challenges and solutions developed and perfected in IHS’ almost 60 years of experience in the field
 Balanced learning environment of guided training and self-study

A step in your career

The Urban Management and Development master programme enables participants to advance their career opportunities by offering a wide range of career paths in six different areas of urban expertise.
IHS graduates work in the fields of urban academia, international consultancy, local and national governments and non-governmental organisations as lecturers, urban planners, sustainable urban development and design specialists, project managers, architects, government officials, urban policy analysis and development experts, capacity building trainers, land use advisors, renowned NGO heads and specialists and many others.

In the almost 60 years of experience in teaching and applying urban management and development knowledge and practices, IHS has developed an extensive network of urban professionals. Programme participants benefit from the immense IHS network including an alumni association with over 8000 members actively engaged in the field. IHS is engaged in over 100 urban programmes and projects at any point in time offering students a direct contact with donor agencies and training centres worldwide.
Our lecturers have long-standing international experience and continue to work all over the world thus creating a possibility to discuss and initiate links to programmes and projects in countries and cities of the participants.

Course Content

The cities of today are complex with interrelated economic, social, environmental and physical challenges which need to be balanced in the ever-changing urban environment.

The intensive 12-month MSc in Urban Management and Development is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to become competent urban managers by offering an in-depth insight into urban issues, policies and trends around the world through a blend of lectures with case studies, discussions, working groups, group assignments and field visits and field work.
The master programme is divided into three main periods: a core period, a specialization period and a thesis period. Below you can find more information about the programme structure and the knowledge you will gain during each period.

Core period (October - January)

The core period of the Urban Management & Development master programme provides in-depth insight into urban theories, policies and trends worldwide. It will study cities from different multidisciplinary thematic perspectives such as “Complex City”, “Spatial City”, “Sustainable City”, “Green City”, “Livable City”, “Informal City” and “Competitive City”.

Specialisation period (January - April)

The specialization period allows participants to gain an enhanced understanding of a certain aspect of urban management and development depending on their academic and professional orientation and interests.
 Managing & Financing Urban Infrastructure
 Urban Competitiveness and Resilience
 Urban Environment and Climate Change
 Urban Housing and Livelihoods
 Urban Land Governance
 Urban Strategies and Planning

Master Thesis period (April - September)

The thesis period opens with Research Methods workshops which offer the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to conduct academic research and complete the Master’s thesis. The students work under the guidance of their thesis supervisor and with the support of the IHS academic staff.

Training methodology

Throughout the course, students participate in interactive lectures, workshops and discussions, engage in group and individual exercises, analyse cases, give presentations and write papers and essays which aim to deepen their knowledge about the concepts and theory. The training methodology of the programme includes field visits, fieldwork, simulation games, discussions, best practices and case studies.

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.

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)

Applicants who wish to apply for the NFP are kindly advised to apply with IHS at least 4 weeks before the NFP application deadline (14 February 2017) so that they can receive the admissions decision in time for their fellowship application.

Visit the MSc In Urban Management and Development (UMD) page on the Erasmus University Rotterdam website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Colin McAweeney

4825.jpg 'I believe IHS has set us up for success by offering a first class curriculum and access to a global network of urban professionals'

(Student Profile)

Grace Emely

'Being part of such a diverse student community at IHS transformed learning about cities into a life experience!"


(Scholarship)

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) - No. of awards TBC

The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is a demand-oriented fellowship programme to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations. While fellowships are awarded to individuals, the need for training occurs within the context of the organization for which an applicant works and the training must help the organization to develop its capacity.The fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals who are in a position to introduce the newly-acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

- Must be a professional and national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list.
- Must have an employer’s statement.
- Must not be employed by an organization that has its own means of staff-development (multinational corporations, large national and/or a large commercial organisations, bilateral donor organisations, multilateral donor organisations, international NGO’s..)
- Must have an official and valid passport
- Must not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time
- Must have an NFP government statement that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply for your IHS programme first
Before applying for an NFP fellowship, you need to be admitted to the programme of your choice first. You can apply for the IHS UMD programme through http://www.ihs.nl/application.
Step 2: Apply for NFP/MSP
As soon as you have applied with the IHS programme of your choice however, start preparing your NFP application. You will need to upload a copy of a valid passport, employers endorsement, your government authority statement (if applicable) and three motivation statements, answering the following questions:
- What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?
- How will this course enable you to address this issue?
- How will you address this issue with your position within your organization?
Step 3: Selection
If your application is eligible it will be assessed by the Netherlands embassy on:
- The degree to which you fit into the target group of the programme
- How well you would be able to implement the newly-acquired knowledge in your daily work;
- To what extent the knowledge will contribute to the development of your home country.
Step 4: The outcome
You will be informed about the outcome of the selection by mail or email.

Further Information

https://www.ihs.nl/prospective_students/fees_cost_scholarships/scholarships/netherlands_fellowship_programmes/


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OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training - No. of awards TBC

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in the Urban Management and Development Master's programme.Benefits:
- 60% tuition fees waiver and waiver of registration cost, administrative fee and study materials to top ranked candidate.
- Waiver of registration cost, administrative fee, study materials and a one-time subsistence allowance to remaining candidates.Selection criteria:
- The merits and overall credentials of the candidate, including his/her academic and professional background;
- Geographical distribution of the applicants, taking into account the greater needs of the smaller and relatively less developed economies;
- Applicants whose proposals portray the highest potential for impact upon return to their countries of origin; and
- Gender diversity.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, an applicant must:
- provide an unconditional admission letter to IHS
- submit a complete scholarship application with all supporting documents
- be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state
- have not received other scholarship from the OAS for the same level of studies and/or program of study as advertised in this announcement
- not be an OAS staff or individual who maintains employment contracts with the OAS or a staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS or immediate relatives of a staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS

Application Procedure

The final deadline for application for admission to IHS is June 1, 2017; however, to apply for this scholarship, candidates need to have received an unconditional admission offer from IHS to include in the scholarship application. Please apply for admission in a timely since on average it takes 4 weeks for your application to be processed and a digital admission offer is sent to you by IHS.

Further Information

https://www.ihs.nl/prospective_students/fees_cost_scholarships/scholarships/organization_of_american_statesoas_scholarship/


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Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme - No. of awards TBC

The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme is a collection of scholarships offered by Dutch higher education institutions, multinationals and government institutes. The OTS programme offers the possibility for students to partially cover the tuition fees for their Master’s degree studies and it amounts to 30% of the tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

The scholarships are administered by Nuffic and offered to the excellent Indonesian, Brazilian, Mexican and Russian students who wish to pursue MSc in Urban Management and Development (UMD) at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Application Procedure

Application deadline: 1 April 2017
We advise you to first apply for the MSc in Urban Management and Development before you submit your OTS application. To apply for OTS Indonesia, please contact Nuffic Neso Indonesia at [email protected]
To apply for OTS Brazil, please contact Nuffic Neso Brazil at [email protected]
To apply for OTS Mexico, please contact Nuffic Neso Mexico at [email protected]
To apply for OTS Russia, please contact Nuffic Neso Russi at [email protected]

Further Information

https://www.ihs.nl/prospective_students/fees_cost_scholarships/scholarships/orange_tulip_scholarship_ots/


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Holland Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Holland Scholarship is the new national scholarship programme for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The EEA consists of the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

Value of Scholarship(s)

5,000

Eligibility

- Your nationality is non-EEA
- You are an excellent student according to the faculty's standard
- You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s at Erasmus University Rotterdam
- You didn't obtain a diploma at an education institution in the Netherlands
- You can only apply for this scholarship once
- You meet the specific requirements set by the faculty that offers the programme that you have applied for (go to the faculty's website for more information)

Application Procedure

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open on 1 November 2016 and close on 1 February 2017.Step 1
Read through the Holland Scholarship leaflet to familiarize yourself with the scholarship conditionsStep 2
Submit your application by email to Ms. Sarah Steendam ([email protected]) by 1 February 2017 and need to include the following documents:
- Unconditional Admission letter
- Motivation letter (including intended career path)
- Proof of excellence during Bachelor (Certified copy of Bachelor Degree including grade list)
- Description of financial position including a bank statement (that shows an amount sufficient for the living costs during your studies of 12 x €870) and an indication of the maximum amount that can be contributed by the prospective student and/or external sponsorsStep 3
Receive the awards committee's decision by 15 April 2017

Further Information

https://www.ihs.nl/prospective_students/fees_cost_scholarships/scholarships/holland_scholarship/


(Scholarship)

Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) - No. of awards TBC

The Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), a public service unit under the ministry of finance that manages the national education development fund, and Erasmus University Rotterdam have agreed to enter into a collaborative agreement. One of the objectives of this agreement is that LPDP will act as a sponsor and aims to send suitably qualified citizen of Indonesia - who are in receipt of Indonesia Education Scholarship - to undertake Master’s or PhD program at Erasmus University Rotterdam, as determined by the President director of LPDP.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

- Young Indonesians with academic achievement in their previous education
- Awardees are also expected to have exceptional leadership and committed to contribute to Indonesia.

Application Procedure

For more information about the application procedure, visit the LPDP website

Further Information

http://www.lpdp.kemenkeu.go.id/


(Scholarship)

StuNed Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

StuNed or Studeren in Nederland is a scholarship programme that is an integral part of the bilateral cooperation between the Governments of the Netherlands and Indonesia. The main objectives of StuNed are to strengthen the human resources in Indonesian organisations and the bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia at the same time.The priority areas of StuNed are based on the strategic goals of the Embassy and include:
• Water management
• Food security
• Economic sector
• Judicial sector
• Human rights

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

Indonesian professionals with at least two years' work experience in a development-related organisation

Application Procedure

For more information about the application procedure, visit the Nuffic/Neso website (in Indonesian)

Further Information

http://www.nesoindonesia.or.id/beasiswa/stuned/stuned


(Scholarship)

Sallie Mae Loan Programme - No. of awards TBC

The Erasmus University Rotterdam is participating in the Private Loan Programme from Sallie Mae. EUR students with U.S. citizenship may apply for the Smart Option Student Loan and the Sallie Mae Parent Loan.
The loan is meant to finance your stay at the EUR and could cover your tuition fee, room & board and miscellaneous.

Value of Scholarship(s)

-

Eligibility

The eligibility depends on the programme chosen. Visit salliemae.com for more information.

Application Procedure

You can apply for a loan until the 31st of May of your current academic year.Fill in the form available on our website and send it to [email protected] You will receive more information on the procedure via e-mail within 4-5 workings days.

Further Information

https://www.ihs.nl/prospective_students/fees_cost_scholarships/scholarships/sallie_mae/



Entry Requirements

In order to participate in one of the Master programmes or a short course, you are required to: 1. Have at least a bachelor`s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course. 2. Show evidence of a sufficient command of English. If English is not your mother tongue or you did not complete a university degree in the English medium, an English language test is required. See section on English Language Test below for further information. 3. Have the ability to interact and work with people from very diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Course Fees

€ 12,900 (Admitted applicants who submit their tuition fee for the master’s programme before 1 June benefit from a tuition fee reduction of €500)


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