Short Courses (Master)

The Master Programme in Public Policy and Human Development is organised in such a way that students can also enroll in the separate courses. Most courses run for 4 weeks (some longer) and are concluded with a written exam and/or assignment. Students receive a certificate and credits for every course completed successfully.

Courses Period
Public Policy (MPP4301) 4 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 (2017-2018) ** 
Public Economics (MPP4302) 2 Oct - 27 Oct 2017 (2017-2018) **
Public Policy Analysis (MPP4504) 30 Oct - 22 Dec 2017 (2017-2018) **
Introduction to Migration Studies (MGR4105) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RSK4105) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
The Global Social Challenge: Beyond Poverty and Inequality (SPP4205) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
Innovation and the Global Income Distribution (IID4105) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
Introduction to Regions (RIG4105) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
International Trade: Theory, Policy, Environment and Development (FPD4105) 5 Feb – 9 Mar 2018 (2017-2018) ***
Migration and Remittance Effects (MGR4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
Building Resilience and Adaptive Governance (RSK4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
Understanding Social Protection (SPP4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
Innovation and Development Patterns around the Globe (IID4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
Comparative Regionalism (RIG4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization (GTD4206) 12 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 (2017-2018) *
Data Collection and Analysis for Migration Studies (MGR4307) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
Risk Management in Crisis Situations (RSK4307) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
Quantitative Techniques for Social Protection Policy Design (SPP4408) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
Innovation Systems in the Global Economy (IID4307) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
Regionalism and Multi-Level Governance (RIG4307) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (GTD4307) 16 Apr – 11 May 2018 (2017-2018) *
Comparative Migration Policy (MGR4408) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *
Risk Communication (RSK4408) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *
Financing Social Protection (SPF4105) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (IID4408) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *
Research Seminar: Topical Issues in Comparative Regionalism (RIG4408) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *
Development and Human Rights (FPD4408) 14 May – 18 Jun 2018 (2017-2018) *

For students who want to apply for a Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP), please take note of the following application deadlines:

  • courses marked with *: 17 October 2017
  • courses marked with **: 20 March 2017
  • courses marked with ***: 17 July 2017

 Visit the NFP website for more information  

Application

There are no specific deadlines for the application of the short courses. However, keep in mind to apply at least three months prior to the start of the selected course(s) to secure a place. Late applications are only considered in case there is room left for additional students in that particular course. Also, think of applying in time for possible scholarships. If you meet the admission requirements, you need to submit an application form for short courses.

Application advice
Please note that the deadline for the submission of application is at least three months prior to the start of the selected course(s). It is still possible to apply for one or more courses after the application deadlines. However, applications are only considered in case there is capacity left for additional attending students in that particular course. Applications cannot be held over until the following year. If you wish to re-apply, you must submit a new form. Final registration After the selection procedure the management will inform all applicants about their status. The deadline for submission of final registration is at the latest one month before the course starts.

Admission requirements

  • bachelor or master degree from a relevant academic field such as economics, international relations, political science, law, social sciences, business administration, health sciences or public health
  • basic knowledge of statistics
  • basic knowledge of economics, social sciences, political science and/or law. This is judged by reviewing the content and grades of previous studies and/or the content and level of working experience
  • proof of proficiency in English. The minimum level accepted is 600 pbt/250 cbt/100 ibt (TOEFL) or 7.0 (IELTS). Native speakers and students who have received their Bachelor or Masters education in English are exempted

In addition to filling in the online application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • certified copies of your certificates and grades
  • proof of English proficiency
  • essay: 200 words on the following topic: According to your opinion, which public policy in your country is noteworthy either positively or negatively and why? The essay should be in MS Word or searchable PDF format
  • motivation letter
  • two letters of recommendation
  • curriculum vitae
  • copy of your passport
  • passport-size picture in JPG format

Tuition

The tuition fee for all short courses is 1,500 euros per course and 1,000 euros for subsequent courses (only valid for 2 years after finishing a short course). No refunds of tuition or health insurance fees are possible after the program has started. Not included in the fees:

  • expenses with respect to study materials and obligatory literature
  • living costs (at least 700 euro per month)
  • travel costs (varying)
  • insurance (health care and liability)
  • MVV (entrance visa; only needed for a stay of more than three months)