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Fellowship offered by the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for a M.Sc in Urban Management and Development (UMD10) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam
Deadline: 5 Feb 2013 (15.00 hrs CET). Duration of the course: 12 Months.
5 February 2013


Fellowship Options:

Fellowship from the Dutch Government (Netherlands Fellowship Programme - NFP) is available for this course. For more details on eligibility and criteria kindly visit http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/for-whom#.UHp1rZjA8fU
Website: www.nuffic.nl/nfp Once candidate is admitted to the course by IHS, he/she can start preparing another set of documents which are required to apply for NFP fellowship application online.

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

This is Ruelle representing the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), the Netherlands. As the international Institute for urban management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, IHS operates on a global scale and utilizes its experience in applied knowledge on housing and urban development to help individuals, organizations and cities to find practical solutions to problem facing their cities. IHS offers specialized post graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research in the fields of urban management, housing and urban environment with the mission to develop human and institutional capacities to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities.

MSc. in Urban Management and Development - UMD10 This is to inform you about 12- Months - Masters of Science in Urban Management and Development offered by IHS.

Duration of the course: 12 Months
Course date: October 2013 – September 2014
Degree Awarded: Degree
Tution Fees: EURO 10,500
Fellowship: Netherlands Fellowship Programme (www.nuffic.nl/nfp)

IHS offers a 12 month MSc programme, which can be followed full-time and part-time. The master programme provides a unique opportunity for professionals and bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable you to become an innovative urban manager, a leader who analyses and develops cities based on a thorough understanding of urban theory and practice.
  • 1 year full time or 3 years part time
  • Linking theory to practice
  • English taught programme
  • Academic award: Master of Science> NVAO Accredited
A step in your career

The courses will enable participants to advance their career opportunities. Our alumni include ministers, mayors, successful businessmen and renowned NGO specialists. It provides entrance into international networks of urban professionals, institutes and capacity building initiatives. Participants will benefit from the extensive network of IHS, including an alumni association with over 7,000 members and contacts with donor agencies and training centres. IHS is engaged in over 100 urban programmes and projects at any point in time, enabling a direct link between theory and practice. IHS lecturers have worked all over the world thus creating a possibility to discuss and initiate programmes and projects in your country and your cities.

Programme The intensive course is is divided in core modules and intermediary periods leading to 6 different specialisations that provide ample choices for you to go in-depth in your field of study.
  • Core period: general lectures on urban issues (October - March)
  • Specialisation period: (March - June)
  • Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
  • Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL)
  • Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC)
  • Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS
  • Urban Land Development (ULD)
  • Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR)
  • Creation of ad hoc marketing materials.
  • Research and Thesis (July - September)
Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)

This specialization aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure management and its financial aspects.It provides hands-on knowledge and expertise on how local governments can most efficiently provide, manage, finance and implement urban infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on urban energy, transport, water and sanitation.

Urban Land Development (ULD)

This specialization aims at understanding concepts and issues behind instruments of land development particularly those that have a powerful impact on shaping cities. It includes the identification of economic, social and legal aspects behind such instruments, an analysis of how these shapes implementation and innovation in various countries, and a discussion of the implications this has on land and real estate markets.

Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR)

This specialization course enables participants to analyze the competitiveness and resilience of cities. It is important to understand the extent to which cities compete with each other, where this competition comes from, and what urban factors determine a cities economic attractiveness. Taking the competitiveness concept a step further, understanding urban resilience challenges allows participants to not only think about wealth generation of our cities, but also ensure the wellbeing of all citizens, enable sustainable economic development, and how to manage economic shocks and decline into our urban strategies. Participants get engaged in group and individual exercises, are requested to write papers and essays, make presentations that are assessed throughout the course. They also prepare their research through a continuous work on research methods and techniques. The courses addressed during the core period and blocks and modules from the specialisation period are specified within the short courses section of this website. See also the course calendar.

Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL)

This specialization enables participants to link housing issues with the livelihoods strategies of the urban poor. It analyzes livelihood assets in view of their vulnerability and institutional context, and the review of current trends and paradigms in housing and social policies. It includes in-depth understanding of housing policies targeting the urban poor such as informal settlement upgrading, as well as approaches to implement these policies like participation and empowerment in relation to the livelihood assets and strategies of the urban poor.

Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC)

This specialization aims at understanding the complex environmental challenges facing cities in both high and low-income countries and what are the strategies, methods and tools that can enhance urban sustainability, reduce urban risks to climate change and drive low carbon urban development. It includes concepts of urban environmental policy making, environmental management systems, environmental economics and governance and (participatory) approaches for local environmental and climate change planning.

Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS)

This specialization enables participants to discuss and describe modern urban planning and strategy development concepts. Additionally, participants learn to apply tools related to designing, developing, communicating and implementing visions, strategies and projects that integrate social, environmental, economic, spatial, financial and institutional components of urban plans. The specialization makes strong use of a case-based approach to ensure maximum learning from both theory and its application in practice. Participants get engaged in group and individual exercises, are requested to write papers and essays, make presentations that are assessed throughout the course. They also prepare their research through a continuous work on research methods and techniques. The courses addressed during the core period and blocks and modules from the specialisation period are specified within the short courses section of this website. See also the course calendar.

Accreditation

The Dutch Ministry of Education accredits the course as an academic master programme based on assessment by Quality Assurance of Netherlands Universities (QANU). The stringent quality criteria applied by the Dutch Government are based on European standards for higher education. NVAO, see report.

Admission Admission Requirements

In order to participate in one of the Master programmes or a short course, you are required:
  • To have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or similar institute in a field related to the chosen course.
  • To show evidence of a sufficient oral and written command of the English language. If English is not your mother tongue, an English language test is required.
  • At least 3 years work or academic experience.
  • Working experience in relevant fields is preferred.
  • To have the ability to interact and work with people from very diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Fellowship Options:

Fellowship from the Dutch Government (Netherlands Fellowship Programme - NFP) is available for this course. For more details on eligibility and criteria kindly visit http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/for-whom#.UHp1rZjA8fU Website: www.nuffic.nl/nfp Once candidate is admitted to the course by IHS, he/she can start preparing another set of documents which are required to apply for NFP fellowship application online.
If you wish to avail the opportunity of a fellowship, kindly apply at the earliest. Send us the filled application form along with the below listed documents on ihs.study10@gmail.com at the earliest.

Documents required:
  • Application Form
  • Bachelor / Masters degree certificate
  • Bachelor / Masters degree transcripts
  • Letter of reference
  • Photograph
  • C.V.
  • Awaiting your Nominations.
For any further information or assistance, please feel free to contact us. Have a nice day.

Best Regards,

Ruelle Pereira
Educational Counsellor
Econfluence (Representatives of IHS,The Netherlands)
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, The Netherlands
Email: ihs.study10@gmail.com
Tel:+91 22 42769099

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