International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague of Erasmus University is an international postgraduate school and one of the oldest and largest centres for the comparative study of social, political and economic development.
Students come from government, NGOs, universities and private companies, as well as some directly from their previous studies. The staff is drawn from around 30 countries from all over the world. The multicultural community at the ISS offers an excellent learning environment both inside and outside the classroom, in which students can gain from each other's diverse experience.
Development Studies (master's programme)
In this master's programme you will learn about the most recent theories and debates in your area of specialisation. You will learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change. Majors on offer:
- Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies
- Economics of Development
- Governance and Development Policy
- Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives
- Social Policy for Development
- Governance of Migration and Diversity
Please refer to the programme's web page for more information
2 scholarships per country, for students from:
Value of the scholarship
Tuition fee: € 7,000
Duration of scholarship
Entire duration of the studies
Bachelor's degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, compromising at least 3 years studies at a recognised university or institute of higher education.
Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent, but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent.
For more information, see the academic requirements on the ISS website.
- TOEFL iBT minimum score: 92
- IELTS minimum score: 6.5
Working experience needed?
Professional experience relevant to the Major which the applicant wishes to study is normally expected and is a preference for admission.
How to apply
1 April 2023
Documentation to provide
- Budget plan
- ISS admission letter
Terms and conditions
By applying for OTS you agree to the Orange Tulip Scholarship terms and conditions.