All applicants to the ISS PhD programme must fulfil the following academic requirements.
|Academic background|| |
Masters degree in one of the social sciences.
Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.1, B+ or equivalent as determined by the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic).
|Knowledge of English|| |
TOEFL PBT: 600
TOEFL CBT: 250
TOEFL IBT: 100
ISS does not require a language certificate from native English speakers from the following countries:
Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon (English-speaking region), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
|Other||A carefully presented research proposal (an outline of the applicants intended research). Please check the PhD programme for more information and examples.|