ISS programmes are intensive and demanding. To ensure that participants will be able to complete the programme successfully, ISS has set strict admission criteria, in terms of academic background, knowledge of English, motivation and work experience. Applicants should have a degree from a recognized university as registered in the following database: http://www.whed.net/home.php
Please read the criteria carefully before applying. Once you are sure you comply with all the admission criteria, you are ready to apply. Apply now!
Maters degree in one of the social sciences.
Knowledge of English
Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognized university or institute of higher education.
|Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.|
Knowledge of English
Please note that we do not accept TOEFL ITP.
|Applicants from India with a BA degree from a four or five star university, as determined by the NAAC are admissible. Other Indian applicants, as well as applicants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan are required to have an MA degree.|
NB. TOEFL and IELTS can send your test information directly to ISS:
- TOEFL: The ISS Institution Code is 9714 and the Department Code is 01.
- IELTS: The ISS Scheme Code is 9714.
- Certain other tests, such as Michigan, are also recognized and should show equivalent results (minimum 80%)
Chinese applicants are advised to take the IELTS test due to visa requirements for the Netherlands.
The ISS reserves the right to reject other certificates of English proficiency that cannot be readily established as equivalent to IELTS or TOEFL.
Your application can be assessed without the results of your English test. If accepted, you will receive a conditional admission letter, which you can use to apply for a fellowship (not applicable for NFP). Once your test results have been received, if they are sufficient, you will receive a formal (unconditional) admission letter. Satisfactory test scores must be received before you start your programme at ISS.