Young professionals working at ministries, authorities, river basin and water users associations, universities, research institutes, civil society organisations, and consultants dealing with or interested in the fields of planning, water resources, agriculture, environment, public works, or related fields.
Students who successfully complete this programme will be awarded two Master degrees: one from IHE Delft and one from AIT. The degree students receive from IHE Delft is the MSc degree in Water Science and Engineering, with a specialization in Hydraulic Engineering - Land and Water Development. AIT will award a degree in Water Engineering and Management.
Start: 15 August 2017
Application deadline: 01 July 2017
After completing this specialization, you will:
- Have in-depth understanding and specific knowledge of the latest concepts and theories of irrigation, drainage, flood protection, land reclamation and consolidation technologies for sustainable development, and the cross-sectoral linkages comprehending wider aspects of society, economy and the environment;
- Be able to use the latest hydraulic engineering and hydrological methods to apply in planning, design and implementation of irrigation, drainage and flood protection schemes, independently or in a multidisciplinary team;
- Be able to identify and cross-evaluate alternative land and water development options for areas under different land uses and assess their feasibility; technologically, economically, and environmentally;
- Be able to engage in or advise the developers, system managers and water users on the participatory development and management, including operation and maintenance of the irrigation, drainage and flood protection schemes;
- Have acquired knowledge and understanding of contemporary research issues in the field of land and water development.
Tuition & fellowships
Information about tuition fees can be found here.
The following fellowships are recommended for prospective students who wish to study Agricultural Water Management for Enhanced Land and Water Productivity
Joint Japan Worldbank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP)We expect to have more information on the availability of JJ/WBGSP scholarships for MSc programmes at IHE Delft in the beginning of 2020.
more info: www.worldbank.org
Orange Knowledge Programme
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a €195-m Dutch global development programme, available in 53 developing countries and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education. Launched mid-2017, it aims to have provided tens of thousands with the possibility to change their future through education and training by mid-2022.
Application & Admission
Academic admission to the Master programmes may be granted to applicants who provide evidence of having:
- a university level Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field for the specialization, 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 all IHE Delft's educational programmes.
Working experience in an environment related to the specialization is an asset. At least three years experience is in general preferred.
For admission to the programme you can apply to either IHE Delft or AIT. For IHE Delft please complete the online application form. For AIT you can download the application form from AIT's website, and submit the completed form with required documents. Alternatively, you can also submit your application online from the same website. Please mention clearly which programme you are applying for.
The application deadline for the programme is 1 July of the year in which it starts. Take into account that, in case you wish to apply for financial assistance, the fellowship application deadline is usually much earlier.
For admission to the programme please complete the online application form. The link is available at the top of this page. Collect the required documents and attach them to the online application form:
- Certified copies of degrees/diplomas.
- Certified copies of academic transcripts. 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.
- Two recommendation letters, preferably one from a person that can judge students' professional abilities and one from a person that can judge his/her academic abilities. One recommendation letter has to come from the current employer (if available) and another one from the university the student graduated from. Letters have to have an official letterhead and need to be signed and dated.
- Motivation letter (maximum 500 words explanation why he/she applies for admission to the choosen programme).
- Copy of passport.
- Copy of results of English language test score (if required, see English language requirements).
Please note all documents are required to be in English, or officially translated into English.
Once academically accepted this admission remains valid for three consecutive years. In principle one can not apply for more than one programme per academic year. However, if a student applies for an Erasmus Mundus programme, he/she can also apply for another programme as long as it is not also an Erasmus Mundus programme. Academic admission to the programmes will be granted on the basis of a decision taken to that effect by the Academic Registrar, upon advice of the programme coordinator.
Further questions about the application procedure can be addressed to:
Ms. Ineke Melis
Admission and Fellowship Officer