• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The Governance of Migration and Diversity - Public Administration specialisation is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The Master programme in Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. Students will take classes in which interaction between the students as well as between students and professors is central. In these classes attention is paid to discussion of current events related to migration and diversity.

This Master specialisation offers various extracurricular activities and seminars, including a site visit to a relevant organisation (such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in The Hague), a research visit to a ‘super diverse’ neighbourhood and a series of evening symposia organised with students concerning current developments in relation to migration and diversity. 

Why study this programme?
  • Knowledge helping you address governance issues related to migration and diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective;
  • Courses offered by leading scholars from three universities and five academic disciplines;
  • A specific focus on policies, politics and governments at various levels;
  • Education that directly relates to current issues and trains students to contribute to the governance of migration and diversity in the context of very different organisations. 

The Master programme in Public Administration provides insights, tools and competences that can be applied to governance problems found anywhere in the modern world.

Governance of Migration and Diversity

After completing this specialisation you will be able to identify and analyse social issues related to migration and diversity and are able to provide advice on these problems.

During this Master programme you will:

  • Develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of migration and diversity, including history, development studies, sociology, public administration and urbanism;
  • Acquire a methodological understanding of how to study migration and diversity;
  • Develop an understanding of the governance implications of migration and diversity at the local (urban), regional, national as well as European and international levels;
  • Obtain professional skills in terms of designing strategies for the management of migration and diversity at the policy level.  


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Governance of Migration and Diversity 
  • History of Migration and Diversity 
  • Sociology of Migration and Diversity
  • Migration and International Development
  • Politics of Migration and Diversity 
  • Urban Studies, Diversity & Design
  • Comparative Public Policy  
  • Media, Politics and Governance
  • Governing Social Risks 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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):


    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.

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    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

Prior education

Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, 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:

  • All specialisations: Public Administration / Sociology / Political Science / a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree in other disciplines related to public administration and societal processes
  • Governance of Migration and Diversity: European Studies / International Relations / Social Geography / Liberal Arts

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • €2.060 (Statutory fee)
  • €14.500 (Institutional fee: EEA/EU students)
  • €14.500 (Institutional fee: NON-EEA/EU students)
  • 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.


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

    • Tuition waivers for excellent non-EEA applicants. 
    • Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants.

    If you have already obtained a Master's degree in the Netherlands and you are pursuing your second full-time Master programme, you might be eligible for the EUR Excellence Scholarship offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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