• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English


Public policy has gone international: organisations such as the EU and the UN are growing in importance. Master the theories, concepts and skills you need to work effectively in this time of increasing internationalisation! EUR is a top university in Rotterdam, “the gateway to Europe”. Our top-notch faculty is active in the field of public administration, political science, international relations, and European integration and participates regularly in policy debates. Tackle global issues such as international conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption. Build a career at a public or private sector organisation!

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a top university in a city that is “the gateway to Europe”. Our top-notch faculty are active in the field of public administration, political science, international relations, and European integration and regularly participate in policy debates.

Why study a Master in International Public Management and Policy in Rotterdam?

  • Multi-level focus: dealing with public management and public policy on the national, EU and international levels;
  • Study at one of the largest public administration departments in Europe;
  • A closely supervised individual research project is part of the programme;
  • A study trip to international organisations and European institutions;
  • Emphasis on professional development;
  • The opportunity to interact intensively with an international student group and academics with strong international reputations.



Programme Structure

  • Global Governance
  • International Organisations and Development
  • Professional Development II: Preparation Labour Market
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • International Public Management
  • European Union Policy-Making
  • Europe in the World
  • Professional Development I: Research Design
  • Final Research Project (Proposal)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Relevant Bachelor’s/ undergraduate degree from a research university
  • Proficiency in English
  • Motivation and international orientation
  • Academic performance

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14500 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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