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IWRM International - Master of Science with focus on Middle East and Northern Africa Region

IWRM MSc. Joint Exchange Program

with focus on the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA)

A cooperation between German Jordanian University (GJU) and TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences

Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies, and hydropower. There is a need for experts who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of use of resources. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation.

For bilateral projects between Germany and countries in the MENA region, there is a need for experts being familiar with the culture, language and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication. The »IWRM-MENA MSc. Program« has the objective to form such experts and promote the concept of IWRM in the context of German-Arab cooperation.

The IWRM-MENA Master’s Program is a joint program of the Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems (TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences) and the School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management (SNREM) at the GJU.

Please note that this study program requires:

  • Obligatory semester exchange at GJU in Jordan (in the 3rd study semester)
  • Master’s thesis with a thematic focus on a MENA region/country under the joint supervision of both university partners

What do we offer?

  • Courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management
  • Living and learning in Germany and Jordan
  • Getting first-hand advice from high-level professionals and entrepreneurs in the Arab and German water sectors
  • Training in project management and leadership qualifications
  • Knowledge on the practice and projects of international cooperation
  • Scholarships

What do we expect?

In order to participate, you should

  • be highly motivated to learn and work in a bicultural (German-Arab) environment
  • have a professional or academic background related to the water sector and/or other relevant sectors
  • be fluent in English (TOEFL ibt 79 point or academic IELTS Band 6)
  • be willing to take up leadership positions in the future

What are your perspectives?

  • Excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development
  • Working for Arab or German companies in the expanding business sector of “water management”
  • Leadership positions in the public and private water sector
  • Become part of a network of excellence on IWRM

Q&A | Application IWRM-MENA

Oct 17, 2023, 3 pm (German time)
Q&A Session: Application for the IWRM-MENA Master’s Program

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 650 7809 5644
Passcode: MENA

Application Deadline

Foreign applicants: until March 31st each year for the winter semester of the same year.

German applicants: until June 10th each year for the winter semester of the same year.

DAAD Scholarships: Applicants from DAC-list countries can apply for the Master program until November 15th each year for the winter semester of the following year.

Examination Regulations

Partner: German Jordanian University

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