Education and Training

IHE Delft helps enhance the careers of those who are already working in the field of water, by giving them the chance to broaden or deepen their expertise. As, increasingly, a wide range of skills and backgrounds are beneficial for the water sectors, the Institute also welcomes students who wish to change their career path, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.  

Increase your expertise by enrolling in one of our MSc programmes, and gain knowledge of your chosen water topic while meeting fellow professionals from around the globe. 

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

IHE Delft offers four 18-month Master of Science programmes, with a total of 16 specializations. Furthermore, the Institute recently launched a fifth, 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 - A new 12-month Master of Science programme, focusing on non-sewered sanitation.

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 fees consist of a €19,000 tuition fee and an additional fee of €3,985 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 fellowship opportunities.

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