Admissions Requirements

sspApplicants are assessed on the basis of their academic and professional qualifications and their achievements, as well as on their proficiency in English. The decision on admission is made by the ISU Admissions Committee.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent, including 3 years of studies as a minimum, awarded by an accredited university. Information on academic qualification equivalencies may be obtained from the ISU Admissions Office.

Under exceptional circumstances, appropriate professional experience in fields relevant to the main academic content of SSP could be considered by the Admissions Committee as contributing to achieving the equivalence of the required academic qualification.

Preference is given to applicants holding higher academic degrees and to applicants with professional experience in industry, government agencies or academic institutions.


The full fees for SSP19 are EUR 18,500. Payment may also be made in US dollars at the inter-bank exchange rate on the date of payment.

This fee is inclusive of tuition, accommodation and meals. Travel to and from the host site and medical insurance are not included.

Students who successfully complete the SSP and register for the MSS program are exempt from module 1 on the condition that they graduate within 7 years of SSP completion. Tuition fees for these applicants are as follows:

Students who register for both SSP19 and MSS 2019-2020 (final admission to the MSS depending on a successful performance during the SSP) pay a total tuition fee for the 2 programs of EUR 34,500.

Students who have successfully completed a prior SSP pay a tuition fee of EUR 19,500 (plus a EUR 400 registration fee) for the MSS 2018-2019, on the condition that they graduate within seven years of SSP completion.

SSP19 applicants should apply online on the ISU website and send the requested documents by 30 April 2019. Partial scholarships will be granted depending on funds still available.