Academic requirements

All applicants to the ISS PhD programme must fulfill the following academic requirements.

Academic background

Maters degree in one of the social sciences.

Applicants  should have a degree from a recognized university as registered in the following database:  http://www.whed.net/home.php

Knowledge of English

IELTS: 7.0

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 dedicated PhD programme page for more information and examples.