International Institute of Social Studies, ISS

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague is the institute for research and education in development studies and international relations. It is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

International Institute of Social Studies

The courses - all taught in English - provide knowledge and insights in a number of fields, including development economics, sociology, politics, public policy and management, governance, gender, employment, migration, population, social security, children and youth, and human rights.

ISS offers:

  • a four-year PhD programme
  • a 15.5-month MA in Development Studies with various specialisations (or tailor made part time in 2.5 years)
  • postgraduate diploma programmes and short courses

All degrees are recognised internationally and by Dutch legislation on higher education.

Over 11,000 people from more than 150 countries worldwide have studied at ISS. Many of them now hold a leading position in governments, NGOs, academic institutes and other organisations.

Address & contact

International Institute of Social Studies, ISS
Kortenaerkade 12
P.O. Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague

Telephone: (070) 426 04 60

Published: 11 April 2017Modified: 16 May 2017