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Developing Social Housing Projects, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #68 (ARWU) Rotterdam, Netherlands
Developing social housing projects that are successful for all stakeholders is a challenging endeavour. Often one can find projects which have excellent design but are not affordable or which are affordable but not responsive to resident’s needs. The Developing Social Housing Projects course is offered by the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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In this Developing Social Housing Projects course offered by the Erasmus University Rotterdam we take a holistic view of social housing projects. By introducing the different elements required for developing a social housing project you will learn how to achieve more sustainable projects that fulfil the needs of all stakeholders.

One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but far too often their implementation does not reach people in real need. Both better policies and their adequate translation into programmes and projects are necessary to improve the overall living conditions of people in cities.

The development phase, where social housing policies translate into action, is crucial in ensuring that social housing reaches targeted households and social goals. By the end of the course you will be able to successfully develop a social housing programme or project proposal which fulfils social housing goals. The proposal will include elements of design and housing plans, financial instruments, management structures, social programmes and the institutional set-up.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Developing Social Housing Projects (DSHP) uses a variation of training methods, such as lectures, case studies, expert’s seminars, field visits and group exercises. 

The knowledge and experience of social housing in the Netherlands is used throughout the course to introduce complex aspects and actors of social housing projects. 

Particular emphasis is put on peer learning between participants but also with professionals in the Dutch social housing sector. 

You will focus on the application of lessons learned into practice as we will guide you in formulating your own plan or programme for the development of social housing in your own country.


If you are a housing professional who wants to understand better the complexity of housing and the different elements that complement each other in affordable housing projects, this course is right for you.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General 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
  • Fluency in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program
  • Motivational statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    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

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


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