Joint teaching programmes

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) shares its teaching methods and knowledge through various joint programmes with academic partners all over the world.

Students may take part of the programme at a partner institutes, and part at ISS in The Hague. In other programmes ISS staff travels to partner institutes to exchange knowledge with colleagues and students.

By promoting the engagement of ISS staff and students with partners all over the world we aim to increase the general quality of research and education in development studies.


  • master program in public policy

    Mundus Master programme in Public Policy

    Two year international joint degree Masters programme in Public Policy

    The first year is spent either at ISS or at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and the second year either at the University of York or the Institute on International Relations in Barcelona (IBEI).
    The Mundus MAPP is funded by the European Commission which also provides scholarships for this programme.
    Please note that fellowships are available for European students as well!

    The Mundus MAPP website can provide you with more detailed information.

  • Master in Public Administration with the FHR Lim A Po Institute in Surinam

    Master in Public Administration (MPA)  with FHR Lim A Po Institute for Social Studies in Suriname

    The 1.5 year MPA programme is developed for Surinam mid-career professionals.
    The MPA programme is accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA)
    In 2010 a new Diploma Programme started on International and Comparative Law for which ISS professor Karin Arts is the External Examiner.

    More information on the FHR Lim A Po Institute.

  • Double Degree Programme with the University of Indonesia 

    Two-year double degree programme

    Students take their first year at the Faculty of Economics at the UI in Depok and the second year at ISS.

    More information on the programme is available on the University of Indonesia website.

  • Double Degree with Ritsumeikan University in Japan

    Double degree in Development Studies/International Relations

    ISS and Ritsumeikan University offer their students the opportunity to study half a year (starting in September) at the other university to obtain a double degree in Development Studies/International Relations.

    Candidates interested in this programme can contact ISS student office.
    Students in Japan can contact the Ritsumeikan University.

  • University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

    MA degree in Development Economics (MDE) in Vietnam

    MA degree in Development Economics (MDE) in Vietnam 

    ISS contributes to MA degree programmes in Development Economics of two universities in Vietnam. The programmes are taught by visiting lecturers from the Netherlands and Vietnamese university lecturers.

    More information is available from the National Economics University, Hanoi and the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City websites.

  • Double Degree in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies

    Double Degree in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies with the Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia

    ISS offers a 2-year double degree programme with the University of Padjadjaran (UNPAD). Students spend their first year in the Graduate Programme on Environmental Studies at UNPAD and the second year at ISS.