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.



ISS Application Deadline

Tuition (total in €)

PhD programme

1 Sept 2019 - 31 Aug 2024


1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2024



MA programme

05 Sept 2022 - 20 Dec 2023

1 July 2022


Mundus Mapp

05 Sept 2022 - 30 Aug 2024

(second year not at ISS)




Postgraduate Certificate Courses

Sustainable Local Economic Development (SLED)

April 2022

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

(Your admission is valid for two consecutive years. If you have been admitted Unconditionally for the MA in Development Studies 2021-2022 but would like to defer your application to 2022 - 2023, please visit our Deferral procedure page for further instructions).

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