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IWRM International - Master of Science


DAAD EPOS Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers highly qualified applicants a limited number of scholarships. The current call for applications and necessary application documents for the scholarship for an EPOS study program can be found on the DAAD’s website.

Application deadline: September 30th of the year preceding the year of enrollment!

Who can apply?
Graduates with at least two years of professional experience

Duration of funding
24 months

Admission Requirements

  • Candidates fulfill the necessary academic requirements and can be expected to successfully complete a study program in Germany (above-average result for the first academic exam – top performance, language skills)
  • Candidates have a Bachelor’s degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject
  • Candidates have at least two years of professional experience
  • Candidates can prove their motivation is development-related and be expected to take on social responsibility and initiate and support processes of change in their personal and professional environment after their training/scholarship

How to apply
Applications must be submitted as hard copies via post by September 30 (date of receipt) to:
Ms. Ute Hecke
Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT)
TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Cologne

Copies of degree certificates and transcripts must be certified!

In addition to the documents required by the DAAD, you must hand in the following documents:

– a letter of motivation explaining:

  • Personal Understanding of Integrated Water Resources Management (One Sentence)
  • Motivation to apply in relation to your previous experiences/education (One Paragraph)
  • Motivation to apply in relation to your future aspirations / preferred occupation in line with the specialization the IWRM program offers (One Paragraph)
  • Name three main benefits you expect to gain from the program (List)
  • Name three main contributions you could make to the program (List)
  • Five arguments of personal characteristics. Why you should be selected according to your view (List)

– a research idea related to the master’s program (2 pages)

  • The subject and content of the research idea should be in line with the course content of the master’s program Integrated Water Resources Management
  • The subject must be of importance in the current scientific discussion
  • It should be written scientifically correct (e.g. structure, citation, data quality, sources, consistency)

Module Handbook

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