Funding and Scholarships for MA students
Most students studying at ISS do so with a partial or full scholarship. To help you find appropriate funding for your studies, we have compiled all the available scholarships per-country and created a scholarship database. Selecting your country of origin, will generate a list of available funding opportunities.
Top scholarships for ISS students
Orange Tulip Scholarship
The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) programme is a collection of scholarships offered by Dutch higher education institutions, multinationals and government institutes. The scholarships are administered by Nuffic and offered to excellent students from Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, India, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia who wish to pursue for the MA in Development Studies at ISS.
The OTS programme offers the possibility for students to partially cover the tuition fees for their Masters degree studies. The scholarship amounts to €7,000 of the ISS MA in Development Studies tuition fee.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) will take applications from March 7 to April 11, 2019. The program is open to women and men from developing countries with professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.
• Be a national of a World Bankmember developing country;
• Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
• Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to Application Deadline date;
• Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
• Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of JJWBGSP preferred master programs by the Application Deadline Date;
• Not be a staff member (which includes consultants) or relative of a staff member of the World BankGroup.
Dreilinden scholarship for LGBTI activists
Dreilinden provides a scholarship for MA students from the Global South and East. The selected applicants will participate in the 2020-2021 ISS MA Programme in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD).
Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity. We invite applications on the following three topics:
- How are inequalities based on sexuality (re)produced in school, the labour market, and the institutions (laws, social norms) that govern these spheres of life?
- How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world, including migrants, in relation to sexuality, and what (problematic) effects do they have in terms of who is included and excluded, what are the conditions of inclusion (and who has the power to define those).
- How is sexual diversity understood (or not) in development policy and how does that change local discourses on sexuality or does it influence social movements around sexual diversity?
The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (September 2020 – December 2021).
How to apply
To apply, you should first apply to the ISS MA programme. Only when you are admitted to the ISS, in the major Social Policy for Development, you are eligible for the Dreilinden Fellowship.
Send in your application for the Dreilinden Fellowship to Dr Karin Astrid Siegmann. Your application should consist of the following three elements:
- motivation letter, engaging with one or more of the three topics mentioned above
- your CV
- the admission letter for the 2019-2020 MA programme (SPD) from the ISS
Please ensure that you provide evidence of your own LGBTI activism, because that is a requirement of the scholarship
The application deadline for the Dreilinden-ISS Scholarship with a complete application for the SPD major is on April 01, 2020.
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