Education and Training

Graduate education at IHE Delft combines Dutch water expertise with the latest insights from professional practices worldwide. We offer a life-changing experience by presenting you an intercultural environment, characterized by plurality and diversity of ideas, experiences and disciplines. 

IHE Delft offers four 18-month Master of Science programmes, with a total of 17 specializations. Furthermore, the Institute offers a 12-month Master of Science programme, which focuses on non-sewered sanitation. 

  • Water Management and Governance- The scientific study of water resources with practical planning and management skills.
  • Urban Water and Sanitation - Water supply, sanitation and water engineering and management, particularly in urban areas.
  • Environmental Science - Conservation and prudent use of natural resources for the benefit of society.
  • Water Science and Engineering - Hydrological and hydraulic processes and modelling tools for improved water management in coastal zones, river basins and agricultural areas.
  • Sanitation - 12-month Master of Science programme, focusing on non-sewered sanitation.

The application deadline for the MSc programmes starting in October is in September of the same year. In case you wish to apply for financial assistance, the application deadline for a scholarship is usually much earlier.

Choose an online course or the Graduate Professional Diploma Programme to upgrade your skills from the comfort of your home or office. A short course is for you if you have a specific area of interest and a limited amount of time.There are different application deadlines for short and online courses, they depend on the start date of the course and are mentioned on specific webpage of each course.

Admission requirements

Academic admission to IHE Delft MSc Programmes may be granted to applicants who provide evidence of having:

  • a university level Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing, comparable in level with a Bachelor degree from a research university in the Netherlands.
  • a good command of the English language, if this is not the first language. All non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy the English language requirements for IHE Delft's educational programmes.

Work experience in an environment related to the programme is an asset. At least two years work experience is in general preferred.

Fees and Fellowships

The IHE Delft Delft-based 18-month MSc Programme fee is €21,942 to be paid prior to registration. Participants are expected to cover their own living expenses, which is about €1000 per month. This amount includes the costs of accommodation and other personal expenses. The costs of the Joint Programmes differ from the costs of the Delft-based MSc Programme. 

More information about tuition fees

Check our list of potential fellowships here

European Joint Master Degree programmes

IHE Delft is involved in three European Joint Master Degree programmes. Check the individual website of the programme of your choice and learn more about the curricula, partner institutes, deadlines and scholarship opportunities.

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