ISS is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The programmes are officially recognised by the Dutch ministry of Education and can be found in the database of the Ministry of Education (in Dutch only). The MA in Development studies is registered under the CROHO code of isat 75012. The Mundus MAPP programme is registered under the CROHO code isat 75098.
The MA in Development Study is also accredited by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (IAC/EADI accredited) and received the NVAO distinctive feature internationalisation.