International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is providing financial support to students through its two funds i.e. ISS Scholarship Fund for Excellent Students and ISS Hardship Fund. Both funds are open for international and dutch students for pursuing MA program in Development Studies.
ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment.
These funds have been established to support students without any other form of scholarship. Both funds are open to Dutch as well as international students who wish to enroll in the MA in Development Studies.
Applicants are required to submit TOEFL score: for the paper test (PBT) 580; for the computer-based test (CBT) 237; for the internet test (IBT) 92 and IELTS score: 6.5 overall for the Academic Test.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master (MA) program.
Study Subject(s): Applicants will have solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies
List of Subjects: Development Studies.
Scholarship Award: ISS Scholarship Fund: Each scholarship is worth 40% of the tuition fee. ISS Hardship Fund: This fund can provide a fee discount of up to 30% of the tuition fee.
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands
Eligibility: For ISS Scholarship Fund: The following candidates can apply:
People with relevant work experience, a degree in one of the social sciences (upper second or first class) and a strong motivation to study at ISS, or
Recent graduates with a first class degree in one of the social sciences and a strong motivation to study at ISS.
For ISS Hardship Fund: Students who do not comply with the criteria for the scholarship fund for excellent students but do not have sufficient means to pay the entire tuition fee can apply to the ISS Hardship Fund.
Nationality: International and Dutch students can apply for this scholarship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences or equivalent, comprising at least three years studies at a recognized 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.
English Language Requirement: TOEFL score: for the paper test (PBT) 580; for the computer-based test (CBT) 237; for the internet test (IBT) 92 and IELTS score: 6.5 overall for the Academic Test.
ISS does not require a language certificate from native English speakers from the following countries: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon (English-speaking region), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Supporting Material: The required components for complete application packet are as follows:-
-Copy of Academic Degree(s) / Diploma(s)
-Certified Copy of Academic Transcript(s)
-Motivation Statement (maximum one A4 in which you Indicate the relevance of the proposed study programme for your work and your motivation for attending the proposed programme)
-Three (3) Reference forms and/or reference letters- download the MA/diploma reference form
-Statement of Proficiency in English (if applicable)
How to Apply: To apply for one of the funds, applicants should send in their requests to the ISS student office email address before 15 June 2016. Requests should explain shortly the reason why a fee reduction will enlarge your opportunity to study at ISS and include detailed financial information (including supporting bank statements) to prove your ability to support yourself for the remaining tuition fee, the living expenses and health insurance.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 June 2016.