The Flood Risk Management master programme is open to students with a BSc, preferably in civil or environmental engineering, but otherwise in geosciences, environmental sciences, limnology, oceanography, geography, geology or natural resources.

Applicants are required to have:

  • A first degree of higher education equivalent to a B.Sc. degree (equivalent to 180 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)) with a good final mark in civil or environmental engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, natural resources management, limnology, oceanography, geology or other similar subjects.
  • A qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language Tests. More information on the English language requirements can be found here

Note: Applications may already be submitted before the first degree of higher education (usually B.Sc.) has been successfully finished, if at least 120 ECTS of the programme have been successfully completed. If the applicant meets all of the other admission requirements, admission can be granted on the condition that the first degree of higher education must be successfully finished by 15 August.

Only PDF, Word/Doc and JPEG files with a maximum file size of 2 MB per file will be accepted. Required documents:

  • Photocopy(ies) of academic diploma(s) in English (if applicable) (see note 1)
  • Certified academic transcript(s) (translated in English (if applicable))
  • Curriculum Vitae (including work experience and research record (if any))
  • Letter of Motivation (stating the applicant’s interest in the study programme)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (not older than six months either by two university teachers or by one university teacher and by one employer, or by internationally recognised scientist(s))
  • Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements (see note 2)


1. In case you have not yet obtained your BSc degree, and you are in the last year of your study, please attach a statement of your university confirming that you are in the last year of your BSc study (instead of copy of your BSc diploma) and stating that you are expected to graduate before August 2017. Also attach the transcript showing the subjects you followed and the marks and ECTS obtained so far.

2. Citizens from certain countries are exempted from taking an English language test (for the country list visit the IHE Delft website). Candidates from countries where English is the language of instruction in higher education, but which are not on the list of exempted countries, are required to attach the English language test results.

Apply for the European Joint Master Programme in Flood Risk Management by filling out and submitting the online application form. Make sure that you have the required documents ready before you start.

The deadlines for submission are:

  • Online application: 15 June 2017 for non-EU/EEA applicants and 1 August 2017 for EU/EEA applicants

In case you cannot make it before those deadlines, please contact the admission and fellowship officer Ineke Melis (i.melis@un-ihe.org). She will communicate with TU Dresden to find out if they can still accept your application after the deadline. Depending on the visa procedure for your country an exception could be made.

China, Vietnam and Mongolia

Additional information for applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia: The FRM master programme starts at TU Dresden, Germany. The German authorities require the so-called APS certificate from Mongolian, Chinese and Vietnamese applicants for issuing a visa. We would ask you to also start the procedure for receiving the APS certificate when applying for the FRM programme. You will find more information on the APS procedure on the German embassies’ websites. Please be aware of the deadlines for applying for the APS certificate. Even if you are admitted to the FRM programme, you might not be able to start the programme if you do not have the APS certificate.

Yes. However, if you wish to reapply for next year, you can do so using the following procedure.

If you already applied for academic admission, your application remains valid. The admission status that you obtained last year remains valid.

If you are interested in reapplication for you have to write an e-mail to: erasmus@unesco-ihe.org. In the email you should mention:

  • Subject title: request for re admission
  • Full name
  • Country
  • Programme: Flood Risk Management

If you wish to update certain documents for your application, like your CV, recommendation letter or motivation, you may attach these updated documents with your e-mail request for re admission.

If your application was incomplete in 2015-2017 because you did not sent all required documents, you have to send these missing documents with your e-mail request for re admission.

Upon receipt of your request for re admission, you will receive a confirmation mail.

Tuition fee payable: €5500 per year, €11000 total for 2-year programme.
The standard tuition fee is €19000 for 2 years. To promote this European programme we are offering a reduction of €8000.
Other costs:

  • Cost of study material, fieldtrip, etc.: €1550
  • Insurance: €40 per month / €960 total
  • Residence permit (if applicable): €307
  • In addition, we estimate that a student may need on average €1000 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between partner institutes.

For the academic year 2017-2019 no European Joint Scholarships are available.

Please be advised that it is not possible to apply for an NFP Fellowship.

If you are interested you are advised to apply for academic admission and in case you meet the admission requirements, apply for scholarships from other sources.

Limited number of scholarships are available under the “Erasmus Mundus Scholar programme” to visit IHE Delft for about 2 weeks and contribute to the Erasmus Mundus Flood Risk Management programme. Participants must have long experiences in flood risk management. Interested candidates may email their application together with their CV to erasmus@unesco-ihe.org. Last date of receiving application is May 5, 2017.