Erasmus University Rotterdam: Governance of Migration and Diversity (GMD)

The one-year master programme Governance of Migration and Diversity' (GMD) integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organisations can respond to the opportunities offered and the challenges posed by migration and diversity. It brings together history, sociology, politics, international development, and urban design as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity.

The Governance of Migration and Diversity master programme is part of the LDE (Leiden - Delft - Erasmus) GMD collaboration and consists of four tracks:

  • GMD Sociology track, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • GMD Public Administration track, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • GMD History track, Leiden University
  • GMD Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (International Institute of Social Studies)

For more information, please visit the website of the programme https://mastergmd.eur.nl

Course offer

  • GMD-Governance of Migration and Diversity
  • PMD-Politics of Migration and Diversity
  • SOC-Sociology of Migration and Diversity
  • HIS-History of Migration and Diversity
  • CPP-Comparative Public Policy

Language requirements

Language of instruction is English. In order to prove the level of English, it should be comparable with at least:

  • IB-TOEFL score of 80 (min 20),
  • IELTS 6 (min 6),
  • CEF B2-level, FCA (A) / CAE /CPE (A-E)
  • For native speakers, we accept a photocopy of a passport
  • For students who are following a fully English-taught programme, we accept a transcript of records of this programme

Specific documents

  • Photocopy of personal ID
  • Official photocopy of transcript of records
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge test result, if native photocopy of passport)
  • Screenshot of completed Problem-Based Learning (PBL) training

Practical information

For information on practical matters, please visit https://www.eur.nl/en/education/practical-matters and https://www.eur.nl/en/essb/education/exchange/incoming-exchange-students/factsheet

Nomination and application procedure for pre-selected incoming candidates

  • Nomination deadline

    1 May (fall semester)

    15 September (spring semester)

Home university fills in the nomination sheet and sends it back to ESSB exchange team. Please consider that the programme only accepts incoming master exchange students in the fall semester, as we don’t offer many masters courses in spring.

  • Application deadline 

    May 15 (fall semester)

    October 1 (spring semester)

When students receive a link, the online application form needs to be completed and the required documents to be uploaded. The ESSB exchange office and the coordinator of EuMIGS review the applications.

Contact and further details

EuMIGS academic coordinator:

Maria Schiller

Maria Schiller

Coordinator GMD Master programme

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EuMIGS administrative contact:

Christina van der Laan & Georgina Li

Incoming exchange students

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