Local Economic Development, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Local Economic Development course at Erasmus University Rotterdam tackles the challenge of creating synergies between policies and their stakeholders in both rural and urban settings. You will be introduced to specific strategies and tools for creating and managing these processes from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

About

What will I learn?

How can we get our local economy to grow in an inclusive way? How do entrepreneurship and innovation affect local economy? What strategies are there to support local enterprises? Are your region's local economic policies driving sufficient investment to make it competitive?

Entrepreneurs and small businesses (firms or farms) are the backbone of local economy. Understanding the impact they have on its competitiveness is key to drafting policies that are effective but also inclusive. These policies should inspire social dialogue and bring together the community, businesses and government actors to support existing local capacities and make way for the development of new ones.

The Local Economic Development course is offered at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    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?

The Local Economic Development course employs a blend of methods ranging from lectures, expert seminars on best practices and group discussions to on-site visits. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences during the group and individual exercises. By the end of the course, you apply the newly obtained knowledge on your region’s local economy by preparing a strategic plan. 

Audience

If you are  a government official (municipal, provincial or national), work for a chambers of commerce or an NGO or another agency involved in the development of local firms and farms and/or local economic policies this course is right for you. 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

StuNed Scholarship

  • The StuNed scholarship will cover tuition fees up to a maximum of €20,000. The scholarship will also provide a monthly allowance to cover living costs, international and local travel expenses and additional contributions to cover items such as study materials.

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

  • The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a Dutch scholarships programme from Nuffic, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development cooperation.The aim of the programme is to aid the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of individuals. 

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