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 we would advise to take the ‘Deadline for NFP applications’ into account. This will provide you with sufficient time to apply to fellowship programmes.



ISS Application Deadline

ISS Application Deadline for NFP applicants *

(total in €)

PhD programme

1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 20221


Jan 2018-31 Dec 2022







MA programme

1 Sept 2017 - 21 Dec 2018 **

1 July 2017

1 February 2017


Mundus Mapp

1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2018

(second year not at ISS)


This programme is administered by the Central European University


Postgraduate Certificate Courses

Sustainable Local Economic Development (SLED)

April 2017

This course is administered by IHS. for information and application, please contact IHS at



* NB - this is the date by which you must submit your complete application to ISS. It is NOT the NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programme) deadline.

** Application for the 2018-2019 MA programme will open in October 2017.

(Your admission is valid for two consecutive years. If you have been admitted Unconditionally for the MA in Development Studies 2016-2017 but would like to defer your application to 2017 - 2018, please send an email to:

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