2016 Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners, Germany

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offers study scholarships and research grants for DAAD Sustainable Water Management Program. Applications are open to specialized highly-qualified Graduates and Doctoral Students from Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam who have graduated from their studies in engineering or natural sciences subjects no longer than six years ago. The scholarships are awarded for a period of 36 months for master programme and for a period of 48 months for doctoral programme. The application deadline is 11 December 2015.

Study Subject(s): Applicants have the opportunity to study in one of the following Master’s programmes: Hydro Science and Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Management, Water Resources Engineering and Management and Water Science at German universities. Scholarships are awarded for carrying out PhD projects in the thematic fields of “Water and Health” (particularly, the treatment of emerging pollutants and pathogens in the water cycle) or “Water and Environment” (particularly regional water resources management for sustainable water protection).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s programmes at German universities or for carrying out PhD projects in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: –In principle, applications are open to specialised highly-qualified Graduates and Doctoral Students from the mentioned countries who have graduated from their studies in engineering or natural sciences subjects no longer than six years ago.
-Applicants are generally expected to have a good knowledge of English (TOEFL 80 or IELTS: 6.0)
-If available, German language certificate (TestDaF, Zertifikat Deutsch, Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Sprachkenntnisformular DAAD)

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam can apply for this DAAD Sustainable Water Management program.

Scholarship Description: 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 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. At the centre of the DAAD Special Programme funded with the resources of the BMBF on “Sustainable Water Management” lies in the promotion of young scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The programme section on “Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners” offers highly-qualified Students and Doctoral Students from the above-mentioned countries the opportunity to study in specialised relevantly selected English-spoken Master’s programmes at German universities, or, for carrying out their PhD projects in the thematic field of “Water in Urban Areas” in Germany.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): 
Type of Scholarship A: Master’s Studies in Germany: 36 months (24-month master degree programme, plus 6-month German language course prior to the programme, plus 6-month internship preferably at the end of thestudies). The duration of the grant is decided by a selection committee.
-Type of Scholarship B: Doctorate in Germany: 48 months (36-monthresearch period for Ph.D. studies in three 12-month sequences with an annual review on progress and professional ability, 6-month language course and 6-month internship during the scholarship term or at its end). The duration of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.

What does it cover?
-Type of Scholarship A: Master’s Studies in Germany: Six-month intensive language course prior to the start of the research stay, monthly payments of 750 Euro, annual research allowance of 460 Euro, flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey and payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover.
-Type of Scholarship B: Doctorate in Germany: Six-month intensive language course prior to the start of the research stay, monthly payments of 000 Euro, annual research allowance of 460 Euro, flat-rate travel allowance for outward and return journey and payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

Selection Criteria:
-Applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields.
-The decisive selection criteria for doctoral students / PhDs are the quality of the master’s thesis, the relevance and quality of the doctoral programme, the academic achievements / proficiency in the master’s degree programme in the home country and the English language skills.
-Experience abroad and knowledge of other foreign languages can be of significance. Additional documents that prove academic capability or provide information about extracurricular activities will also be considered in the selection process.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:-Application is online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send one printed copy of the “Application summary” (pdf), generated by the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, and other appendices, by post to the application address.
-Please note that the “Submit an application” tab in the scholarship database will only appear while the current application period is running. After the application deadline has expired, the portal is no longer available for this programme.
-The access to the DAAD portal will open about 6-8 weeks before the application deadline.

Online Application 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11 December 2015.

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