APPLICATION AND ADMISSION

The Flood Risk Management programme has the following admission requirements:

A. Proof that the applicant has successfully accomplished a first degree of higher education equivalent to a B.Sc. degree (equivalent to 180 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)) with a good final mark as shown by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US System) or a classification of at least 2nd upper (UK system), in one of the following subjects: civil or environmental engineering, but otherwise in geosciences, environmental sciences, limnology, oceanography, geography, geology or natural resources).

Note A.1 Applications may already be submitted before the first degree of higher education (usually B.Sc.) has been successfully finished, if at least 120 ECTS of the programme have been successfully completed. If the applicant meets all of the other admission requirements, admission can be granted on the condition that the first degree of higher education must be successfully finished by 15 August preceding to the start year of the programme.

B. Evidence of qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language tests. More information on the English language requirements can be found here.

Note B.1 Applicants who are required to provide proof of English language proficiency who do not yet possess the results of the test can apply for admission and scholarship now, however, the ultimate deadline that the test result should be in our possession is 1 April preceding to the start year of the programme. Those applicants will also be taken into consideration for scholarship award and can be selected for scholarship or placed on the reserve list. If, no sufficient English test results have been received by 1 April preceding to the start year of the programme, the candidate will no longer be eligible for a scholarship.

Apply for the Flood Risk Management programme by completing and submitting the online application form available at the IHE Delft website. Make sure that before you start to apply online, the documents described on this page are collected.

Required documents:

  • Certified copy(ies) of academic diploma(s)(if applicable translated in English);
  • Certified academic transcript(s), (if applicable translated in English);
  • Curriculum Vitae including work experience and research record (if any);
  • Letter of Motivation stating the applicant’s interest in the study programme. The following needs to be addressed in the motivation letter:
    Reference to issues of Flood Risk Management in your country and/or worldwide;
    Clear description of own qualifications and experience;
    Specific reference to the FRM study programme and objectives;
    Coherence of own intended career with the FRM study programme (Preferably the motivation letter should have a maximum of 1000 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation, 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). The reference letters should:
    a. Refer to academic and scientific qualifications and potential of the candidate with regard to the programme;
    b. Refer to professional qualifications and/or potential of the candidate;
    c. Refer to personal qualifications and/or potential of the candidate.
  • Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements.
  • Residence certificate. In order to verify your place of residence, you need to submit a residence certificate with your application for admission. The place of residence will be verified on the basis of the provision of documents listed in the PRADO website. You can use for example:
    a. a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;
    b. a certificate from your place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.
    c. Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship (15 February)
    • (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 2018. 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.

Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application is 15 January 2019, 23:59 CET for applicants from Partner Countries.

Submission deadline for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application is 15 February 2019, 23:59 CET for applicants from Programme Countries.

Applications received after this date will be taken into consideration for academic admission, but not for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. In those cases you need to submit your application and financial confirmation before 31st May 2019. If you do not need a visa for Germany the deadline of application and financial confirmation is 30th June 2019. Later applications can be considered under certain circumstances.

Apply now

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 before 30th April preceding to the start year of the programme. The final awarding of the scholarship will depend upon the approval of the European Commission. If you meet the academic admission requirements, but you have not been selected for a fellowship, you may still attend the programme if you are able to cover the cost of the programme by other means.

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.

Notification of results and appeal procedure:
Applicants for and Erasmus Mundus scholarship will be notified before the 30th of April preceding to the start year of the programme regarding academic admission and scholarship attributions (see link to Erasmus Mundus scholarships). If you do not agree with the decision of the Committee on academic admission and scholarship decision and feel that the consortium/partnership has not handled your application in line with the application and selection procedures as described on the website, you have the possibility to appeal.

You will need to do this within seven days following notification, stating in a letter addressed to the Committee why you disagree with the decision made, providing clear justifications. You need to send the letter by email to erasmusregistration+frm@un-ihe.org

Your appeal will then be analyzed by the Selection Committee and if justified, your application will be re-evaluated. You will be informed about the final decision within 7 days.

Tuition fee payable: €18000 total for 2-year programme.
Other costs:

  • Cost of fieldtrip: €1450
  • Cost of study material: €145
  • Insurance: €40 per month / €960 total
  • In addition, we estimate that a student may need on average €1000 per month to cover costs of living and travelling between partner institutes.

About 20 Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree scholarships per year are available on a competitive basis. The scholarships will be available for 4 intakes over a period of four years (in total about 80 scholarships). There are two types of scholarships, depending on whether your country of residence is a partner or programme country.

More information on what is considered as a partner and what is considered as a programme country can be found here.

PROGRAMME COUNTRIES:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.

PARTNER COUNTRIES: All other countries

NOTE:

  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Partner Countries count as Partner Country students.
  • Partner Country students who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any Programme Country are considered as Partner Country students. The five-year reference period for this 12-months rule is calculated backwards as from the submission deadline (defined by the consortia) of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.
  • Students whose citizenship is one of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries count as Programme Country students. Students with a Partner Country citizenship who do not fulfil the Partner Country criteria defined above (12-months rule) count as Programme Country students.
  • Students with a double nationality (of a Partner and of a Programme Country) must specify the nationality under which they submit their scholarship application.
  • The 12-months residency rule does not apply to the Partner Country candidates who for various reasons and under various circumstances have sought refuge and received a refugee status in a Programme Country.

When you complete the online application form for admission, choose at question “How do you intend to pay the costs of your study and other expenses”: "partner country scholarship" or "programme country scholarship" depending on the category you belong to according to the criteria above.

Submission deadline is 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme for partner country scholarships and 15 February preceding to the start year of the programme for programme country scholarships. Applications received after these deadlines will not be taken in to consideration for a scholarship, but will be taken into consideration for academic admission. If you can arrange funding via other sources before the deadline, you may still attend the programme.

Ultimate submission deadline of application and financial confirmation, for self- paying or other fellowship applicants is 31st May preceding to the start year of the programme if you need a visa for Germany and 30th June if you do not need a visa for Germany.

You are advised not to wait till the last moment to submit your application in order to avoid last minute unforeseen problems with submitting your online application.

Other scholarships:
Besides the regular EMJMD scholarships for partner and programme countries, there are a number of additional scholarships available for students from targeted regions of the world. These additional scholarships are offered to respond to the external policy priorities of the EU with regard to higher education and take into consideration the different levels of economic and social development in the relevant Partner Countries. The application procedure is the same as for the regular EMJMD scholarships.

These scholarships are available for the following regions:

  • ENI South: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
  • ENI East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
  • Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • South Africa
  • ACP countries: African, Caribbean, Pacific

What do EMJMD Scholarships include:
Summarized:

  • a contribution to the students' participation costs (including the tuition fees, library and laboratory costs, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the students' participation in the Master);
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs;
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.

The contribution to student travel and installation costs (see below) and the monthly subsistence allowance (see below) depend on the place of residence of a scholarship holder. In order to decide if you are eligible for a partner or programme country scholarship, you need to submit a residence certificate. For more information on the requirements, you are invited to consult the PRADO website (Public Register of Authentic Travel and Identity Documents Online) published by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (GSC), with information on a list of documents that could serve as proof for determining the legal residency of a person.
See more information with the chapter: Application on this website.

In detail: Contribution to the participation costs
Contribution to the participation costs up to 9 000 EUR per year per scholarship holder from a Partner Country and up to 4 500 EUR per year per scholarship holder from a Programme Country

Contribution to the travel and installation costs

  • 1000 EUR per year per scholarship holder resident of a programme country for travel costs
  • 2000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at less than 4.000 km from IHE Delft, The Netherlands
  • 3000 EUR per year for travel costs + 1000 EUR for installation costs for scholarship holder resident of a partner country whose location is situated at 4.000 km or more from IHE Delft, The Netherlands

NOTE: In order to verify the candidate’s place of residence, the candidate should submit a residence certificate with the application for admission. The place of residence will be verified on the basis of the provision of documents listed in the PRADO website.

For example:

  • a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;
  • a certificate from the candidate's place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question.

Both documents must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship.

The contribution to the travel and installation costs takes into account ONLY the residence of the scholarship holder (regardless of the category under which the student has been enrolled). A unit cost per academic year and a distance band of 4.000 km applies to any student resident in a Partner Country (including students with a Programme Country nationality). Students resident of a Programme Country (including students with a Partner Country nationality) are covered by a fixed unit cost of 1 000 EUR per academic year. The following distance calculator will be used to calculate the correct distance from the scholarship holders’ city of residence to IHE Delft in The Netherlands: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm.

A contribution to installation costs is offered only to students resident in a Partner Country (1 000 EUR per intake). It is an incentive to help covering the additional costs related to the issuing of visas, residence permits, etc. as well as the temporary accommodation needs upon arrival in the first Programme Country (Germany) and the subsequent mobility trajectories.

Contribution to subsistence costs
Contribution to subsistence costs 1 000 EUR per month for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme (up to 24 months maximum).
NOTE: Contribution to subsistence costs are:

  • neither given to scholarship holders for the EMJMD periods (study/research/placement/thesis preparation) spent in their country of residence;
  • nor to scholarship holders from a Partner Country for the EMJMD periods exceeding three months (indicatively the equivalent of 15 ECTS credits) spent in any Partner Country.

Important note: Only students who have not received previous Erasmus MSc or PhD mobility grants may apply for a scholarship Full details of the EMJMD scholarships and the rules are mentioned in the Erasmus+ website: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/students/erasmus-mundus-joint-master-degrees_en

Selection Procedure The Joint Scholarship Selection Committee (JSSC) of the consortium is responsible for the selection procedure. The Selection Committee consists of one representative of each partner and is chaired by the coordinator of the programme. The JSSC evaluates the applications based on the following selection criteria (maximum score of 100 points): A rating scheme has been developed and will be used by the JSSC prior to the attribution of qualification points.

Scores are given according to the following selection criteria:

  • A maximum of 30 points for the overall grade of the previous degree (or the preliminary grade status at the time of application, minimum of 120 ECTS), and importance of university in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • A maximum of 30 points for the marks of relevant study subjects during the previous degree, other relevant academic or extra-academic qualifications, and/or relevant professional/industrial or international experience.
  • A maximum of 20 qualification points for the letter of motivation (statement of interest in the study programme). Criteria for the evaluation of the letter of motivation are specific reference of the study programme, a clear description of own qualifications and objectives, coherence of the intended career with the study programme, and congruence of the applicant’s motivation of study with the orientation of the study programme.
  • A maximum of 20 qualification points for the two letters of recommendation. Criteria for the evaluation of the applicants are scientific and personal potential of the candidates, especially with regard to the study programme, relevance of previous studies, and, if applicable, professional qualifications and performance with respect to the scope of the FRM programme.

Based on the application documents, the JSSC proposes the final list of students according to the students’ qualification rank.

Added value of a fellowship for the applicant and his career The added value of a fellowship for the applicant and his/her career will also be considered. Particularly applications from those who have already obtained an MSc degree in a related area from a renowned university will be carefully analyzed on motivation.

Important Notes

  • In case you have a double nationality, please indicate in your application only one nationality for which you should be considered.
  • Upon approval and acceptance of the scholarship a student agreement will be signed.
  • If you have already been previously awarded an EMMC scholarship, you are not eligible to apply for a second time.

These are the most frequently asked questions:

QUESTION: Can the deadline for scholarship application be extended?
ANSWER: The deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET for Erasmus scholarship application cannot be extended. English test results can be sent in later, but before 1 April preceding to the start year of the programme. In very exceptional cases recommendation letters can also be sent in later. All missing documents should uploaded with a students' online application before the deadline of 15 January preceding to the start year of the programme, 23:59 CET. Applicants for programme country scholarship, can send in their application until 15 February preceding to the start year of the programme.

QUESTION: How many Erasmus Mundus scholarships are you providing?
ANSWER: On average around 20 EMJMD scholarships per year will be awarded.

QUESTION: How many applications do you receive every year?
ANSWER: In previous years we received around 450 applications.

QUESTION: I have double nationality (programme as well as partner country): for which scholarship should I apply?
ANSWER: You have to choose yourself for which scholarship you wish to apply. For the one that you indicate in your application form you will be considered for scholarship.

QUESTION: Is it necessary to have English tests done at the moment of applying? Or can I take the test after review of my application or being admitted to the program?
ANSWER: You can submit your application without a proof of English language proficiency. Your application will be considered for academic admission. If you meet the academic admission criteria, your application will be considered for scholarship award. Your English test results have to be sent before 1 April preceding to the start year of the programme at the latest to the e-mail address: erasmusregistration@un-ihe.org. In case you will be selected for scholarship award, but sufficient test results have not been received by 1 April 2019, a possible scholarship offer will be cancelled. Therefore you are requested to register for an English test that meets the requirements as soon as possible. Experience is that test dates are quickly fully booked, so that you run the risk that we receive the test results after 1 April preceding to the start year of the programme.

QUESTION: I am not a native English speaker from one of the countries listed under the list of countries for which a language certificate is not required. But I have followed several years of education in English. Do I still need to present you with a TOEFL or IELTS test result?
ANSWER: Yes. If your country is not among the countries in the exemption list you are requested to do the English test. The only exception that we make is if you did your BSc study in a country that belongs to the list for which a language certificate is not required.

QUESTION: I have not yet completed my bachelor degree. Can I apply?
ANSWER: Students in their last year of BSc study can also apply. They need to show proof of their studies with a duly signed and stamped statement that declares that they are currently in their last year. They need to include the transcript of records showing all courses completed and all uncompleted courses for which they are enrolled. The statement should mention in which month they are expecting to obtain the diploma. A valid bachelor diploma (a temporary diploma is acceptable for last year students) will be required before 15 August 2019.

QUESTION: I have completed my studies but don't have a transcript of records (yet).
ANSWER: your application is not valid and cannot be accepted without a full transcript of records including grades obtained and showing the average mark.

QUESTION: Can I send my documents in another language than English?
ANSWER: Communication and all the official documents including BSc diplomas / transcripts of records/ certificates etc., should be in English. This does not count for passports. If you cannot arrange translation of the documents before the application deadline of 15 January 2019, you can send us an unofficial English translation for the time being. Should you be selected for a scholarship, we need to receive your BSc documents translated by a certified translator. At that moment, you need to send us a certified copy of the original document (in the language that is not English) with an original stamp, and a certified copy of the translation.

QUESTION: To whom should motivation and recommendation letters be addressed?
ANSWER: Motivation and recommendation letters can be addressed to the coordinator of the programme, or "To whom it may concern".

QUESTION: Can the recommendation letters be sent anonymously?
ANSWER: If required by the referee, the recommendation letters can be sent anonymously by the referees to the email address erasmusregistration@un-ihe.org; in that case a letter with a brief statement indicating this preference can be submitted instead of the recommendation letter in the online submission form.

QUESTION: When can I expect the outcome of my application?
ANSWER: We expect to inform all applicants before 30 April preceding to the start year of the programme about the outcome of their application for admission and scholarship. In case you will not be selected for a scholarship, you may consider to pay the cost by other means.

QUESTION: What are the costs of the programme, if I wish to pay by other means than Erasmus scholarship?
ANSWER: For more information on the fees please see the item “6. How much does the programme cost?” on this page .

QUESTION: What does the scholarship include?
ANSWER: For more information please see the item “7. Fellowship” on this page.

QUESTION: If I wish to pay for the programme by other means, what is the deadline to pay?
ANSWER: The deadline to make your payment is 31st May 2019. If you are from a country for which you do not need a visa for Germany, the deadline of payment is 30th June 2019. Later applications can be considered under certain circumstances.

QUESTION: Can I apply for more than one Erasmus Mundus programme and scholarship?
ANSWER: You can apply for maximum 3 Erasmus Mundus scholarships per academic year.

QUESTION: When does the programme officially start?
ANSWER: The academic programme at Technical University Dresden will start around 15 September with about 2 - 3 weeks of mandatory preparation courses before the official semester start in October.

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