Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation, Short Course

Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation course from Erasmus University Rotterdam will enable you to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation.

About

What will I learn?

How can we create options for low-income households so they do not have to resort to informality? How can we effectively use innovative and preventive land instruments? What strategies and tools can we employ to deal with land market issues?

Existing informal settlements need to be regularised and upgraded but their growth needs to be decompressed. More and more people, and increasingly not only the poor, have no alternative other than to resort to slums using a substantial part of their own resources to access land. Preventative land strategies should accompany regularisation efforts in order to re-align land markets, mobilise the resources already in use and produce serviced land for all.

The Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation course is offered at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    • EU: 27 June 
    • non-EU: 27 May 
    • If you require a Visa, we advise you to apply at least one month before the IHS application deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

How will I learn?

Land Markets and Informal Settlement Regularisation is intensive in nature and demands a proactive attitude from participants. The course employs a wide variety of learning methods including lectures, practical exercises, case study analyses, role-playing games, films, discussions and debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experiences and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course.
  • At least 2 years working experience relevant to the chosen course

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

* Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP)

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