Apply to ISS - MA

How to apply to ISS

You start in Studielink (the Dutch national registration system). Then you finalize your application in the Admission Portal of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

The application process consists of several steps which require you to add either information or supporting documents. All documents can be uploaded directly from your computer. Make sure that multiple page documents are submitted as one file. Save your application regularly during the process.

In order to complete your online application you must complete all steps in Studielink AND the EUR Admission Portal. We will only start processing your application and inform you further after you have submitted your application in the EUR Admission Portal (by clicking on the 'submit' button on the last page of the application page).

**Please note that from the 1st of February 2019 from 16:00 until 4th February 09:00, our MA application system (OSIRIS) server will be down. During this time, you will not be able to apply for the MA programme. Our apologies in advance for the inconvenience caused. You will be able to apply for the programme again from the 4th of February 09:00 onward.

Studielink - Create your profile

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After creating Studielink profile

Next steps

After you have submitted your application

The Admissions Board carefully reviews each application to assess your eligibility for the programme. We will contact you as soon as the outcome of the assessment is known. 

Please note that this might take up to FOUR weeks starting from the moment that your application is deemed complete.

We advise you to read the information related to the admission and enrolment procedures very carefully.

If you have been selected for the MA in Development Studies please review this step by step guide concerning practical matters prior to your arrival at ISS.

EUR Admission Portal login page

Did you already create your profile via Studielink and received your password and username? Then you may also access the Erasmus Admission Portal (Osiris) via this link.


If you have any questions about the application procedure  or encounter any difficulties, we have two FAQ documents which will help:

You should find the answers to most of your questions there. If not, you can contact the ISS Admissions Office.

ISS admission office

Email address

PO Box 29776
2502 LTThe Hague

L to R - Eef, Marianne, Els

ISS admission office