Short Courses

IHE Delft conducts a wide range of short, intensive and highly specialized 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 include lectures, assignments, individual or group exercises in the classroom, behind the computer, or in the laboratory. It’s all about active learning: each participant is responsible for his/her learning process and achievement. Active participation in all learning activities, assignments and exercises is essential, also for those who choose not to do an exam.

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, debate and workshops, content is made more interactive, and experience that the participants already have is shared.

Admission Criteria

You should have a Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study, preferably some years of working experience, and a good command of the English language to be admitted to the course. For a successful learning experience it is also essential to have basic skills in the use of computers and office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

How to apply

You can find an apply button on the page of each short course listed below. If you decide to apply, create an account, or use your existing account to log in. After logging in, you will need to enter your personal information, and upload a scan of your passport, CV, BSc degree and transcript. Your BSc degree and transcript should be in English, French or Spanish. Your CV must be (translated in) the English language.


Click here to read about MSP, OKP and more scholarships for short courses.


For several short courses ECTS credit points can be earned. Credit points can only be earned if you take part in the assessment of the short course and obtain a pass mark. If you return to IHE Delft within 4 years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you may receive exemption for this short course/module. Taking part in the assessments is not compulsory. The additional costs for an assessment are € 250.

If you wish to take part in the assessment, you are advised to consult the applicable course coordinator for the exact method and timing of the assessment.. 

Tailor-made training

Read more about tailor made training here.

Discounts for 2022

Discounts on the tuition fee of online and short courses scheduled for 2022 apply to the following:

  • 30% for IHE Delft Diploma alumni
  • 10% for UN family staff members
  • 10% for groups of 5 or more (provided that the course starts at the same time and a group application has been sent)

Discounts cannot be combined. Discounts for the courses scheduled in 2023 will be published on this page shortly.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Upcoming Short Courses

IHE Delft offers a new range of short courses from 2023 onwards. Please check the list below for more information about each new course.

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