A unique interdisciplinary international master in flood risk management.

Application and admission

1. Admission requirements

The Flood Risk Management programme has the following admission requirements:

A. Proof that the applicant has successfully accomplished 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 as shown by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US System) or a classification of at least 2nd upper (UK system), in one of the following subjects: civil or environmental engineering, but otherwise in geosciences, environmental sciences, limnology, oceanography, geography, geology or natural resources).

Note A.1 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 preceding to the start year of the programme.

B. Evidence of qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language tests. More information on the English language requirements can be found here.

2. Application

Apply for the Flood Risk Management programme by completing and submitting the online application form available at the IHE Delft website. Make sure that before you start to apply online, the documents described on this page are collected.

Required documents:

  • Certified copy(ies) of academic diploma(s) (if applicable translated in English);

  • Certified academic transcript(s), (if applicable translated in English);

  • Curriculum Vitae including work experience and research record (if any);

  • Letter of Motivation stating the applicant’s interest in the study programme. The following needs to be addressed in the motivation letter: 
    1. Reference to issues of Flood Risk Management in your country and/or worldwide; 
    2. Clear description of own qualifications and experience; 
    3. Specific reference to the FRM study programme and objectives; 
    4. Coherence of own intended career with the FRM study programme (Preferably the motivation letter should have a maximum of 1000 words).

  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably 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). The reference letters should: 
    1. Refer to academic and scientific qualifications and potential of the candidate with regard to the programme; 
    2. Refer to professional qualifications and/or potential of the candidate; 
    3. Refer to personal qualifications and/or potential of the candidate.

  • Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements.

  • Residence certificate. In order to verify your place of residence, you need to submit a residence certificate with your application for admission.  You can use for example: 
    a. a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules; 
    b. a certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question. If you have been studying the last year before you apply, you can e.g. upload a copy of your academic transcript or a registration letter of the university where you have been studying. If you have been working you can use a statement of your employer.
    c. You may use e.g. an electricity bill or any document you can think of, which confirms the place where you have been living This document must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.


(1) Only PDF, Word/Doc and JPEG files with a maximum file size of 2 MB per file will be accepted.
(2) 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 15 August 2020. Also attach the transcript showing the subjects you followed and the marks and ECTS obtained so far.
(3) Citizens from certain countries are exempted from taking an English language test (see the admission requirements). Candidates from countries where English is the language of instruction in higher education, but which are not on the list of exempted countries, always need to upload the English language test results.

Application deadlines
  • Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application is 15 January 2020, 23:59 CET for applicants from Partner Countries.

  • Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application is 15 February 2020, 23:59 CET for applicants from Programme Countries.

Applications received after this date will be taken into consideration for academic admission, but not for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. In those cases you need to submit your application and financial confirmation before 31st May 2020. If you do not need a visa for Germany the deadline of application and financial confirmation is 30th June 2020.


Later applications can be considered under certain circumstances. In this case send an e-mail to: erasmusregistration+frm@un-ihe.org to inquire if there are still seats available.

Maximum number of admitted students

A number of around 25 Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered for the year 2020-2022. Besides this there are between 5-7 places available for non-Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders. If you are interested in attending the programme with other financial means, apply in time. The 5 places will be offered to the first 5-7 candidates, of whom we receive financial confirmation.

Outcome of application for admission

If you have indicated in your application form that you wish to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, you will be informed about the outcome of your application for admission and scholarship before 30th April preceding to the start year of the programme.


The final awarding of the scholarship will depend upon the approval of the European Commission. If you meet the academic admission requirements, but you have not been selected for a scholarship, you may still attend the programme if you are able to cover the cost of the programme by other means. Maximum 7 seats will be available.

If you have indicated in your application that you will cover the cost of the programme by other means, you will be informed about the outcome within 4 weeks after you have submitted your application.

Notification of results and appeal procedure

Applicants for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be notified before the 30th of April preceding to the start year of the programme regarding academic admission and scholarship attributions (see link to Erasmus Mundus scholarships). If you do not agree with the decision of the Committee on academic admission and scholarship decision and feel that the consortium/partnership has not handled your application in line with the application and selection procedures as described on the website, you have the possibility to appeal.

You will need to do this within seven days following notification, stating in a letter addressed to the Committee why you disagree with the decision made, providing clear justifications. You need to send the letter by email to erasmusregistration+frm@un-ihe.org

Your appeal will then be analyzed by the Selection Committee and if justified, your application will be re-evaluated. You will be informed about the final decision within 7 days.