12 months
15700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Public policy has an international orientation that is underlined by the central role of organisations such as the EU and the UN. This master International Public Management and Policy programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam endows you with theories, concepts and skills that you need to work effectively in an international environment.

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The knowledge we provide will enable you to contribute to finding solutions for global issues such as international conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption. 

Our faculty consists of top-notch scholars in the academic fields of public administration, political science, international relations, development studies, and European integration, who also regularly participate in policy debates.

The programme forms a clear pathway to developing a career in public or private sector organisations. Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international top university in a vibrant city that is the gateway to Europe.

The International Public Management and Policy  programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam features:

  • A closely supervised individual research project;
  • A study trip to international organisations in Geneva  and European institutions in Brussels "(facilitated by the program, if possible in light of the circumstances);
  • Strong emphasis on professional development;
  • The opportunity to interact with an international student group and academics with strong international reputations.
  • An interdisciplinary nature, including knowledge from public administration, political science, international relations and political economy.
  • A multi-level focus, dealing with public management and public policy on the national, EU and international levels;
  • Access to a unique network of programme alumni active across the world.
    • Exchange opportunities at our partner institutions – leading universities across Europe.
    • Education at the department of Public Administration and Sociology that has been ranked #3 in the Shanghai Ranking in the field of public administration in 2021.


    This programme is highly relevant for those who seek employment in the increasingly wide range of jobs that are associated with the internationalisation of public management and policy. This includes jobs at both the international and the national level, such as:

    • International organisations; 
    • The EU; 
    • Government ministries and agencies; 
    • Local authorities; 
    • International NGOs; 
    • Multinational companies; 
    • Consultancy firms; 
    • Think tanks; 
    • Research institutes. 

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Comparative Public Policy
    • European Union Policy-Making
    • Global Governance
    • Professional Development: Research Design 
    • Europe in the World
    • International Public Management
    • International Organisations and Development
    • Final Research Project 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    60 ECTS


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    You are eligible for admission to the programme if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree* from a research university in the following fields of studies: 

    • Public Administration; 
    • Political Science; 
    • European Studies; 
    • International Relations.

    Applicants with a Bachelor’s in Economics, Business Administration, Sociology or other social sciences, as well as Law or History, may also be eligible to apply if they have an international orientation and affinity with the public sector, e.g., by having had courses in the bachelor curriculum related to public sector, international relations and/or European governance. Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of the mentioned topics might need to do a pre-module before entering the programme.

    Please note that applicants with a Bachelor’s in Law or History, however, also need to demonstrate that they are familiar with social science methodology.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      15700 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15700 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2209 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
    • €2209 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
    • €12400 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
    • €15700 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)

    Living costs for Rotterdam

    760 - 1265 EUR /month
    Living costs

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


    For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:

    • Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
    • L-EARN for impact Scholarship
    • Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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