How to apply
Apply for the Flood Risk Management programme by completing and submitting the online application form available at this website. Make sure that before you start to apply online, the documents described on this page are collected.
Certified copy(ies) of academic diploma(s) (if applicable translated in English);
Certified academic transcript(s)/mark sheets, (if applicable translated in English); including grades obtained and showing the average mark. Explanation on the grading system used, should be part of the transcript or should be attached to it. (Authenticated or certified copies are copies with an official stamp to verify that the copies are true copies of original documents. This official stamp may be from one of the following: a solicitor/notary, the educational institution from where the student gained the diplomas or the local council/local authority/local government office).
Curriculum Vitae: including work experience and research record (if any);
Motivation: While completing your application, you will be asked to answer 5 motivation questions. Your motivation is an important criterion for selecting you for admission and/or scholarship. Therefore, prepare you motivation questions well in advance. These questions are shown below:
1. Why are you applying for this programme?
2. What are the specific challenges, issues or problems (in your country, region or worldwide) that you would like to address once you have completed this study? (max 1000 characters)
3. How will this programme enable you to address abovementioned challenges, issues or problems? (max 1000 characters)
4. What are your most relevant qualifications and experiences that make you a suitable candidate for this programme? (max 1000 characters)
5. Where do you see yourself 5 years after you have graduated? (max 1000 characters)
Two letters of recommendation:(The contact details of the referee should be shown on the recommendation letter), 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). They should be written by persons who are qualified to evaluate applicant's potential for graduate study. Applicants who work could ask their current (or recent) employers. Senior academic members of staff working at the institution where you studied or performed academic work also are suitable letter authors.
The letters need to include the referees’ title, their relation to the applicant including how long they have worked together. The letters should refer to examples of applicant's work and explain why the referee feels the applicant is a fit for the specific programme.
Examples of valid referees or recommenders are:
Managers or mentors in a superior position in the workplace
Faculty, deans, or professors
Research project managers
Letters older than a year, and letters from family members, close friends, or non-superior colleagues are not accepted.
Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements. Please check our English requirements on https://www.un-ihe.org/english-language-requirements
(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. 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.
If you do not have your English test results available before 8 January 2024, you still have the possibility to upload them before 29 February 2024 at the latest. Your application will then still be considered for a scholarship.
Application deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Scholarship with reduced tuition fee is 8 January 2024, 23:59 CET for applicants from Partner Countries.
Application deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and Scholarship with reduced tuition fee is 15 February 2024, 23:59 CET for applicants from Programme Countries.
If you do not have your English test results available before 8 January 2024, you still have the possibility to upload them before 29 February 2024 at the latest. If you have submitted your application before 8th January, your application will then still be considered for a scholarship if you provide sufficient English test results
Applications received after scholarship application deadlines, will be taken into consideration for academic admission. In those cases you need to submit your application and financial confirmation before 15th May 2024.
If you do not need a visa for Germany the deadline of application and financial confirmation is 31st July 2024.
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 in third week of April 2024.
Later applications for academic admission (NOT for scholarship) can be considered under certain circumstances. In this case send an e-mail to: email@example.com to inquire if there are still seats available.
A number of around 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be offered for the year 2024-2026. Besides there are about 10 places available for non-Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders.
If you have indicated in your application form that you wish to be considered for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship or Scholarship with reduced tuition fee, you will be informed about the outcome of your application for admission and scholarship in the 3rd week of April 2024. In case you are not selected for a scholarship, you may still attend the programme if you are able and willing to cover the cost via other means.
The final awarding of the scholarship will depend upon the approval of the European Commission.
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.