UNESCO-IHE conducts a wide range of short, intensive and highly specialised courses which are aimed at upgrading and refreshing the knowledge and skills of mid-career professional and senior experts. Short courses are meant for professionals – or groups of professionals – with a specific area of interest and a limited amount of time.
The focus and content of short courses vary from specialised and technical matters to challenges and approaches in management.
Didactical methods used in these short courses include lectures, individual or group exercises in the classroom, behind the computer, or in the laboratory.
Fieldwork, excursions and field visits to relevant sites often are a part of a short course, allowing the participants to come into contact with practical examples of the theory offered.
Through case studies, role-plays and workshops, content is made more interactive, and experience that the participants already have is shared.
Apply for a course?
Follow the online application link on the web page of the short course you wish to apply for.
A link to the online application can be found on the web page of the short course you wish to apply for. UNESCO-IHE will inform you on the outcome of your admission.
UNESCO-IHE's application deadline is 4 weeks before the start of the course.
Most of our short courses are eligible for NFP fellowships, and candidates from NFP countries are always encouraged to apply for one.
You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.
Short course participants can take part in the examination of the short course. If you obtain a passing mark for this examination and you return to UNESCO-IHE within 4 years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you will receive exemption for this short course/module. Taking part in the examination is not compulsory. The costs for this exam are €250 and should be borne by yourself.
Discounts on the tuition fee of online and short courses apply to the following:
- 30%: UNESCO-IHE alumni
- 30%: UNESCO-IHE G-PoWER partners
- 10%: UN family staff members
- 10%: groups of 5 or more (provided that the course starts at the same time and a group application has been sent)
Frequently Asked Questions
Read questions you may have about our courses on the FAQ page in the prospective student section.
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