Accommodation and student life
Many of the ISS’ students residences are situated on the purpose-built campus adjacent to the ISS building. As a rule, ISS tries to allocate to all ISS students a room in one of its hostels. Although living 'off-campus' is possible, most students choose to live in one of the ISS Student Hostels. The residence units in ISS Hostels are mainly single rooms, although a few double rooms are available.
In the rooms furniture is provided to accommodate one person: a desk, table, lamps, chairs, cupboards, single bed, and a refrigerator. The double rooms are equipped for double occupancy.
The ISS Facility Department can make arrangements for cable television in your room at a one-time surcharge. All ISS hostels have WiFi internet connections.
Kitchen facilities are shared with other students. Kitchens are equipped with cookers/stoves (in most kitchens these will be 'induction' cookers). Many kitchens provide students with a locker to store private kitchen equipment. Each hostel has its own laundry facility.
Most of the participants of ISS courses have never before been to the Netherlands. Others may have only a slight knowledge of the life in this country. We are aware that due to this, some of you may feel a bit lost at the beginning of your stay here. In order to help you adapt quickly to life in the Netherlands, we have a special introduction programme. Please view the slide show to give you an impression of the first week at ISS!
Throughout the year social and cultural activities are organized by our dedicated Welfare Office. These include a sports day, a Dutch evening, an International Food Fair, excursions, movies and performances in the ISS building.
Introduction Week MA Programme
More information on The Hague and the Netherlands can be found here: