Institutes for international education

Institutes for international education (IE) offer advanced training and courses in a wide range of fields. Most of these are part of a research university.

There are six large IE institutes which focus on the exchange of knowledge in a setting of small, intercultural groups. They are facilitated by teachers with extensive experience in working in developing countries.

IE institutes offer various types of education including short courses, master's programmes and sometimes PhD programmes.

Duration of study programmes

  • PhD (only possible at one institute); duration is flexible
  • Master of Arts (MA): 1-2 years
  • Master of Science (MSc): 1-2 years

Institutes for international education offering international degree programmes and short courses

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Institute of Social Studies (part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam)

International Institute for Geo-Information, Science and Earth Observation (part of the University of Twente)

Maastricht School of Management

Royal Tropical Institute

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

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