Application Deadlines

The table below shows starting dates, application deadlines and fees. In principle all programmes run in the same period in the next year, with the same application deadlines.

For those seeking a scholarship, please take the ‘ISS Application Deadline for OKP applications’ into account. This will provide you with sufficient time to apply to fellowship programmes.



ISS Application Deadline

ISS Application Deadline for OKP applicants *

Tuition (total in €)

PhD programme

1 Sept 2019 - 31 Aug 2024


1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2024




MA programme

31 Aug 2020 - 19 Dec 2021

1 July 2020

16 February 2020


Mundus Mapp

31 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2021

(second year not at ISS)



This programme is administered by the Central European University


Postgraduate Certificate Courses

Sustainable Local Economic Development (SLED)

April 2020

This course is administered by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) For information and application, please contact IHS at

* NB - this is the date by which you must submit your complete application to ISS if you are applying for the OKP scholarship.

(Your admission is valid for two consecutive years. If you have been admitted Unconditionally for the MA in Development Studies 2019-2020 but would like to defer your application to 2020 - 2021, please visit our Deferral procedure page for further instructions).

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