Urban Development and Governance, Ph.D. | Erasmus University Rotterdam | Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Urban Development and Governance

48 months
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12500 EUR/year
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About

The PhD on Urban Development and Governance at Erasmus University Rotterdam is a 4-year flexible trajectory programme that fuses urban management with governance.

Overview

Part of the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (EGSH), the Urban Development and Governance programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam 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.

The educational programmes at IHS are designed to equip students with the knowledge and the skills to become competent urban professionals. Many of our academic staff are still practising in the field, and their teaching material is made up of their real-life case studies. This learning context ensures that our students are experienced in applying theory learnt in the classroom to actual situations. Once they become graduates, they have the practical skills that employers are looking for.

Participating in any of our programmes provides a gateway to an international network of urban professionals, institutes and capacity building initiatives. Graduates and students will benefit from the extensive network of IHS, including an alumni association with over 9,000 members and contacts with donor agencies and training centres. IHS is engaged in over 100 urban programmes and projects at any 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.

Urban career opportunities further afield

Wherever you go in the world, every city needs urban managers. In fact, 45% of our alumni are currently working in the public sector to implement urban planning initiatives in their city.

Recent urban population growth predictions have revealed that the amount of urban space in developing countries needs to expand by 326 per cent by 2050. With such drastic city expansion on the horizon, these countries will be looking to urban planners and development professionals to make it a reality.  

With urban planning and development opportunities in many different places, where will your post-graduate education take you?

Programme Structure

The PhD programme consists of three different pillars (thematic areas), providing a wide variety of possibilities to conduct PhD research.
  • Urban Economics and Governance - This cluster focuses on how cities and urban areas develop economically and how governance processes shape urban development.
  • Urban Sustainability and Resilience - This thematic area focuses on how urban areas worldwide can transition towards more sustainable and resilient development pathways within the context of environmental challenges and climate change dynamics.
  • Urban Socio-Spatial Development - This cluster focuses on the making of cities and the interactions with and transitions within cities while addressing topics such as the urban spaces, the right to the city, with a focus on the right to land and housing.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis 

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.6

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require candidates to have a bachelor's degree and a master degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development and governance. 

  • We require our candidates to have obtained at least First Class, GPA 3.6, A-, Dutch grade 8.0, or an equivalent with the master's degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Urban Development and Governance.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
Location not available

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