The Flood Risk Management programme was funded by the European Commission under its Erasmus+ programme for the period 2011-2017.
Currently, we do not have any scholarships available under the programme.

The Flood Risk Management master programme is open to students with a BSc, preferably in civil or environmental engineering, but otherwise in geosciences, environmental sciences, limnology, oceanography, geography, geology or natural resources.

Applicants are required to have:

  • 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 in civil or environmental engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, natural resources management, limnology, oceanography, geology or other similar subjects.
  • A qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language Tests. More information on the English language requirements can be found here

Note: 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.

Only PDF, Word/Doc and JPEG files with a maximum file size of 2 MB per file will be accepted. Required documents:

  • Photocopy(ies) of academic diploma(s) in English (if applicable) (see note 1)
  • Certified academic transcript(s) (translated in English (if applicable))
  • Curriculum Vitae (including work experience and research record (if any))
  • Letter of Motivation (stating the applicant’s interest in the study programme)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (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))
  • Results of an English language test proving you comply with the programme's language requirements (see note 2)


1. 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 August 2018. Also attach the transcript showing the subjects you followed and the marks and ECTS obtained so far.

2. Citizens from certain countries are exempted from taking an English language test (for the country list visit the IHE Delft website). Candidates from countries where English is the language of instruction in higher education, but which are not on the list of exempted countries, are required to attach the English language test results.

Apply for the European Joint Master Programme in Flood Risk Management by filling out and submitting the online application form. Make sure that you have the required documents ready before you start.

The deadlines for submission are:

  • Online application: 15 June 2018 for non-EU/EEA applicants and 1 August 2018 for EU/EEA applicants

In case you cannot make it before those deadlines, please contact the admission and fellowship officer Ineke Melis (i.melis@un-ihe.org). She will communicate with TU Dresden to find out if they can still accept your application after the deadline. Depending on the visa procedure for your country an exception could be made.

China, Vietnam and Mongolia

Additional information for applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia: The FRM master programme starts at TU Dresden, Germany. The German authorities require the so-called APS certificate from Mongolian, Chinese and Vietnamese applicants for issuing a visa. We would ask you to also start the procedure for receiving the APS certificate when applying for the FRM programme. You will find more information on the APS procedure on the German embassies’ websites. Please be aware of the deadlines for applying for the APS certificate. Even if you are admitted to the FRM programme, you might not be able to start the programme if you do not have the APS certificate.

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.

Please note that for the academic year 2018-2020 no Erasmus Mundus Scholarships or KOP/NFP Fellowships are available.

More information about fellowships is available on our website. We advise you to actively search for other sources of financial assistance.

If you are interested you are advised to apply for academic admission and in case you meet the admission requirements, apply for scholarships from other sources.