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Water and Sustainable Development


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This programme targets early and midcareer water professionals, who have the ambition to gain knowledge and skills to tackle water challenges while enhancing their career opportunities within the water sector or related organizations. It covers the broad field of water, including drinking water; sanitation; water resources; water for food, energy and ecosystems; ecosystems’ health; water management and governance; coastal processes; hydrology; water and climate related hazards and risks; river engineering.

While covering core competencies, such as interdisciplinarity and working in multi-disciplinary group settings, the programme allows students to follow a customized study trajectory tailored to their professional needs. Students may opt for deepening their disciplinary knowledge or choose to broaden their knowledge to adjacent water fields relevant for their career.

Thematic areas addressed in this programme are Water Hazards, Risks and Climate; Water and Health; Water, Food and Energy; and Water Resources and Ecosystem Health. Within these thematic areas, modules are offered in various disciplinary profiles: 1) engineering and hydrology; 2) management and governance; 3) environment; 4) sanitation, and 5) digital innovation.




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 19,720

€ 19,720


Application requirements

A Bachelor degree at level B/B+ (US system) or upper 2nd (British system) in an appropriate field which has been awarded by a university of recognised standing.

Exceptions can be made if a candidate is below this level, but has a substantial proven experience in the field of the programme and has a strong motivation to join the programme.

  • 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.
  • A strong motivation to successfully complete the programme. The applicant has to answer 5 motivation questions.

Several years of professional experience in a field related to the programme's content is considered to be an asset.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL paper based
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 19,720
€ 19,720
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
28 Oct '24 1 Jul '24 1 Jul '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

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StuNed - Master

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Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship

Conicyt Scholarship

Scholarship available for Master and PhD candidates from Chile. Tilburg University offers an additional tuition waiver.

CONACyT Scholarship


The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation

Rotary Foundation

WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Main address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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