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


The application deadline is determined by your situation and requirements:

  • Foreign applicants (non-German nationality, non-German Bachelor Degree)
    • Application Period: between 1 February and 31 March each year
      for intake in September of the same year
  • German applicants (German nationality or German Bachelor Degree)
    • Application Period: between 1 May and 10 June each year
      for intake in September of the same year
  • Application for a DAAD scholarship (only for DAC-List countries)
    • Deadline: 15 November each year
      for intake in the winter semester (September) of the following year

    The following application documents must be submitted in digital form via e-mail to

    Please provide the digital application as one pdf-file and organize the documents in the following order:

    1. Application form
    Download the application form here (PDF-Document 54 KB). Some browser pdf viewers will not support this form – please save the file to your computer in order to fill it out).

    2. Curriculum Vitae in reverse chronological order without any unexplained gaps (please use the europass template ( including exact information about your studies and practical experience

    3. Document proving the Higher Education Entrance Qualification

    4. Graduation Certificate

    5. Academic Record of University Study

    6. Proof of English Proficiency NOT older than five years (TOEFL ibt or ibt at home: 79 points, IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator: Band score 6.0)

    7. Letter of motivation explaining why you would like to study the master’s program (max. 500 words), explaining:
    Personal Understanding of Integrated Water Resources Management (One Sentence)

    • Motivation to apply for the joint exchange program in Germany and in Jordan (One Paragraph)
    • 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)

    8. 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
    • The focus of the research idea should be on the MENA region
    • The subject must be of importance regarding the current scientific discussion
    • It should be written scientifically correct (e.g. structure, citation, data quality, sources, consistency)

    9. For the EPOS scholarship applicants, further documents are required (read more)


    In order to process your question as fast as possible, please provide us with the following information in your email to

    • Are you interested in the IWRM MENA (the Middle East and Northern Africa) or in the IWRM International Master program?
    • What is your nationality?
    • What is the subject of your previous studies?
    • Are you interested in a scholarship?


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

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 634 0992 6196
Passcode: MENA

Examination Regulations

Partner: German Jordanian University

Partner: German Jordanian University

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