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Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)


Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)


University type
Institute for International Education
Degrees offered
Master, Certificate, PhD
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
Not ranked
TH Ranking
Not ranked
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University description

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) has been an international center of excellence in the field of Urban Management for the past 50 years. The institute offers highly specialized master and PhD programs, courses and training to international students and professionals. IHS works closely with NGOs and government institutions around the world.

IHS delegates regularly travel around the world to meet with students or professionals who are interested in studying Urban Management Related programs. See the upcoming travel schedule of IHS staff below.

Education at IHS

Education at IHS ranges from short course diploma programs to master and PhD programs. All of these programs provide a wealth of case study references from various parts of the world. The objective of the IHS programs and research is to generate knowledge in urban development and management in developing.

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies ensures that academic research is embedded in its programs. IHS’ academic teaching staff holds PhD titles. This ensures that research insights are incorporated in IHS study programs.

IHS Partner Universities

IHS has established a prominent network of partner universities and institutes around the world. Partners include: Lund University (Sweden), Trisakti University, University of Gadja Mada (Indonesia), As the leading Urban Development center, IHS works in close corporation with the following partners: United Nations (Human Settlement Program), Human Settlement Management Institute HSMI (India), Municipality of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

IHS Scholarships

There are various scholarship possibilities for international students who wish to study at Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies. Scholarship possibilities include:

- NFP Scholarship
- Rotary Foundation Scholarship
- StuNed Scholarship
- Japan World Bank Scholarship
- Funed Scholarship

For more information about scholarships, please see the scholarship page

IHS on the Map


Housing and Urban Development Department, Urban Management Department.

Master programs

Short Courses


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