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

Content of the program

The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semesters take place at TH Köln in Germany, and the third semester alt GJU in Amman, Jordan. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis.

The program consists of core modules, such as “Management of Natural Resources Systems”, “Natural Resources Economics and Governance”, ”International Cooperation and Development” and “Project and Business Management” with the aim of providing an overview of water management, economics, project management, and the regional and institutional context. In addition to the core modules, the students select ten specialized elective modules related to topics of water management emphasizing the particular situation and experiences in Germany or the MENA region. The students will study three out of the ten elective modules at GJU during their exchange (third) semester.

The fourth semester focuses on preparing, writing and defending the master’s thesis which schould focus on the MENA region. Internships and research stay predominantly in countries from the MENA region, if possible together with a local institution or company, guarantee the practical orientation of the master’s research. Tutors pay particular attention that the knowledge acquired in the first three semesters is applied in the individual master’s projects.


In addition to the above basic modules, the core modules of Project I, Project II, and Project III provide the students with the opportunity to apply the new knowledge received in the basic or specialized modules to an interdisciplinary case study.

In the module “Project I – III” students will have the chance to apply the new knowledge received in the basic or specialized modules to an interdisciplinary case study.

The projects should be associated to real-life projects visited during field trips or to projects suggested through partner universities or organizations from the academic network of the Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems.

Field visits

Field visits play an important role as the exposure to real projects and to relevant institutions is of the highest importance in order to meet the objectives of the master’s program.

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.

Welcome Day / Graduation Ceremony

Sep 26, 2023 (Tuesday)

  • 9.45 a.m. – Welcome New Bachelor Students
  • 11.30 a.m. – Welcome New Master Students
  • 3.00 p.m. – Graduation Ceremony (M. Sc.)

All three events will take place at the Campus Deutz, lecture hall 3

Campus Deutz Room Plan

Q&A | DAAD scholarship

Oct 5, 2023, 3 pm
Q&A Session: Scholarship application for the IWRM-MENA Master’s Program

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Meeting ID: 634 0992 6196
Passcode: MENA

Examination Regulations

Partner: German Jordanian University

Partner: German Jordanian University

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