Thursday, September 13, 2007

Beasiswa - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education - Netherland

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is an international institute for water education that was established in 2003. UNESCO-IHE continues the work that was started in 1957 when IHE first offered a postgraduate diploma course in hydraulic engineering to practicing professionals from developing countries.

Water Engineering The Water Engineering Department carries out academic education, research and projects related to:

Environmental Resources
Training of professionals in key environmental issues is pivotal to the sustainable use of natural and environmental resources. The Department of Environmental Resources provides postgraduate education, training and research in the fields of aquatic and wetland ecology, resource management and…

Management and Institutions
The Department of Management and Institutions (MAI) addresses the themes of water management and governance, in order to contribute to the sustainable management and wise use of water and environmental resources, and to improve access to and management of water and sanitation services.

Urban Water and Sanitation
The overall theme of the Department of Urban Water and Sanitation (UWS) is urbanization. This is one of the dominant global processes that will determine the shape of the world in the coming decades. Although urbanization offers enormous opportunities for socio-economic growth in many low-incom…

Hydroinformatics and KM
The overall theme of the Department of Hydroinformatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) concerns the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and modelling, and their application for resolving water-related problems in civil engineering, and information systems for integrated water

For candidates seeking financial assistance to cover all or part of their studies in one of the UNESCO-IHE programmes or courses, please see the list of fellowship opportunities below.

Candidates from Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) countries are always encouraged to apply for an NFP fellowship, besides any other forms of sponsorship they may be pursuing.

Note that the deadlines for submitting applications and necessary documentation may vary per fellowship or scholarship. For the latest information, please visit the relevant websites.

Prospective participants are also advised to check with their Dutch diplomatic representation (Netherlands Embassy or Consulate) whether there are any other scholarship opportunities besides those mentioned here.

Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The Netherlands Fellowship Programme is intended to deepen and broaden the knowledge and professional skills of mid-career professionals to enable them to make a better contribution to the development of their organizations and their countries.

Prospective participants can obtain NFP application forms from the Dutch diplomatic representation in their home country, to whom the forms should be returned.

To be eligible for this fellowship, candidates should be able to submit proof of admission to the academic programme for which they are applying.

In addition, candidates should be working in a developing country in a development-related position, and be nominated by their employer, who pledges to continue payment of their salary and hold their job for them while they are studying in the Netherlands.

The deadline for submission of NFP applications to the Dutch diplomatic representations varies between February 1 and March 29.

All applications must be received by the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) in The Hague by April 1 at the latest.

For more information on the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, a list of NFP countries, and the deadlines for submitting applications to each Dutch diplomatic representation, please see the NUFFIC website.

A list of other fellowships will be made available on this website soon.

More information
Website: TIP: Use NUFFIC’s Grantfinder to find a suitable fellowship!
Admission requirements

UNESCO-IHE’s programmes and courses have the following admission requirements.

Msc Programme
PhD Programme
Online Course
Regular Short Course

Admission requirements MSc programme
The official admission requirements for the UNESCO-IHE MSc programmes are:

A bachelors degree in a field related to the programme the applicant would like to join (for requirements specific to this specialization, please refer to the participant’s profile section).
In principle, candidates should have a minimum of three years of practical or research experience since graduation. All applications are, however, considered on their individual merits.
English language requirements: UNESCO-IHE does not require a language certificate from native English speakers of the following countries: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Cameroon (English-speaking region), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
All other candidates must provide a certificate of proficiency in English from either the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL) or the British Council (IELTS). The IELTS score must be 6.0 overall on the academic test.

The TOEFL scores must be:

for the paper test (PBT): 550 + TWE 4.5
for the computer-based test (CBT): 213
for the internet test (IBT): 83
Important: Information on TOEFL scores may be sent directly to UNESCO-IHE. The UNESCO-IHE institution code is 8949

UNESCO-IHE reserves the right to reject other certificates of proficiency in English that cannot be readily established as equivalent to the IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

Important note

UNESCO-IHE may assess applications before receiving the results of an English test. If accepted, applicants will receive a conditional letter of admission, which may be used to apply for a fellowship. Once the test results are received, if they are sufficient, applicants will be sent a formal (unconditional) letter of admission. However, UNESCO-IHE must receive satisfactory test scores before applicants may start a programme.

Admission requirements PhD programme
The main requirement for a PhD study at UNESCO-IHE is that candidates should hold an UNESCO-IHE MSc degree with high qualification. An MSc degree from another university or institute, equal to the standard of UNESCO-IHE, may also be acceptable. If a candidate is not yet in the possession of an MSc degree, but has an interesting research proposal and proven track record, he or she may be admitted to the UNESCO-IHE MSc programme first, as part of and in preparation for the PhD research. PhD candidates will only be accepted after their research proposal has been approved by UNESCO-IHE’s Academic Board. The PhD degree of UNESCO-IHE is awarded jointly with a relevant Dutch University, which ensures that it is embedded in the prevailing higher education legislation.

Admission requirements Short courses
Admission requirements include a university or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, a number of years of experience and a good command of the English language.

Admission requirements Online courses
Admission requirements include a university or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree, a number of years of experience and a good command of the English language.