Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners

What are the Programme Objectives?

One of the priority funding points to which the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) attaches particular importance in its Framework Programme on "Research for Sustainable Development” is Sustainable Water Management – NaWaM:

"One of the major challenges of the future is to ensure the supply of clean water to the world population. Population growth, water pollution and the increasing water  consumption per capita have a strong impact on water quality. In addition, expansive climate changes and change in land use influence global and regional water cycles and thus question the medium and long-term availability of water." In view of this  background, the BMBF specifically promotes research projects to develop, adapt and internationally disseminate technologies and strategies for the sustainable  management of the resource "Water". Of particular interest in this context are the  thematic fields of Water and Energy, Water and Health, Water and Nutrition, Water and Environment, as well as Water in Urban Areas.

The DAAD Special Programme funded with the resources of the BMBF on "Sustainable Water Management" is focused on the promotion of young scientists  from Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

The programme „Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners“ offers highly-qualified Students and Doctoral Students from above-mentioned countries the opportunity to study in selected English-spoken Master’s programmes at German universities in the thematic fields of sustainable water management, or, for carrying out their PhD projects in Germany in the thematic fields of “Water and Health” (particularly, the treatment of emerging pollutants and pathogens in the water cycle) or “Water in Urban Areas” (particularly new approaches to urban water and wastewater infrastructure). Studies are carried out in Germany and should be technology-oriented.


Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners 2016 - Master's Studies in Germany

Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners 2016 - Doctorate in Germany

Summer Schools 2016 (in German language only)

sponsored by the BMBFContact and Advice

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