Fees and Costs

Tuition fees

Take a look at our study fees and make your own comparisons with other centres for research and education in the social sciences.

MA Programme € 15,500
PhD Programme *
€ 32,000
Postgraduate certificate courses

€  4,000 (USSC)

€  2,700 (SLED)

 *PhD applicants who will be relying on their own funding for performing their research, may apply for a reduction or waiver of the PhD tuition fee. Please contact studentoffice@remove-this.iss.nl

Other fees

To take an MA course as auditor will cost you €200,- per ECTS credit.

Have a look at the table below for an indication of other fees and costs. 


MA Programme Certificate Courses
Immigration fees*  € 317  - 
Health insurance € 640 € 70
Study visit  -  € 150

 *not for EU residents

Estimated Costs of Living

Costs of living are approximately € 970/month, based on a moderate standard of living for students in the Netherlands. The biggest part of living expenses are the accommodation costs which are approximately €530/month. Click here for more information about accommodation.

Other costs include visa costs, immigration fees and any additional funds spent on the MA programme.

Students will receive a detailed financial statement when they are notified of their acceptance at ISS. All fees must be paid before the start of the programme.

The amounts indicated here are for information purposes only and are not intended to be binding on the ISS in any way. ISS reserves the right to change any fees or other costs without notice.