Top 10 reasons to choose ISS

Find out why ISS is the ideal place for your master's degree journey. Check out our top 10 reasons, which highlight our commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusivity and dive into the field of development studies.

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1. There is NO application fee when you apply to ISS
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2. At ISS we guarantee housing for our students
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3. All our programmes are fully taught in English
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4. ISS assists incoming students with their visa application
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5. ISS has its own scholarships that you can combine with the Early Bird Discount
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6. ISS offers a student airport pick up service and you receive a welcome goodie bag with some essential items
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7. By joining ISS, you already get access to an alumni network that works at almost every level of development around the world
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8. ISS offers six different majors as part of the MA in Development Studies with the possibility to further specialize and customize your study
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9. With over 50+ nationalities of both students and staff, you are guaranteed to learn from an abundance of international perspectives
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10. Academic staff are easily accessible to students - from the classrooms to critical discussions at the university bar
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