2014 Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners, Germany

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offers Sustainable Water Management: Study Scholarships and Research Grants for Foreigners. Applications are open to specialised highly-qualified Graduates and Doctoral Students from Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Iran, Jordan, Vietnam and Indonesia 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 31 months for master programme and for a period of 43 months for doctoral programme. The application deadline is 31 October 2013.

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 Energy” (particularly, the increase of energy efficiency in connection with the treatment of drinking water and wastewater) or “Water and Health” (particularly, the treatment of emerging pollutants and pathogens in water cycle).
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters and PhD degree level at German universities.
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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Iran, Jordan, Vietnam and Indonesia can apply for these scholarships.

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 Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Iran, Jordan, Vietnam and Indonesia. 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): 
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Type of Scholarship A: Master’s Studies in Germany: The whole support is structured to run for a period of 31 months.
-Type of Scholarship B: Doctorate in Germany:The whole support is structured to run for a period of 43 months.

What does it cover? Type of Scholarship A: Master’s Studies in Germany: The whole support is structured to run for a period of 31 months. Funding is provided for an obligatory four-month intensive language course (start: June 2014), a generally two-year Master’s programme (start: October 2014), and an obligatory, at least three- month, Internship in a company engaging in commercial business and industry, in the specialised authorities of the Federation and Federal States, and in the management and regulation of resources in corporations under public law, or in research institutions in Germany. The scholarship/grant is made up of a monthly instalment of 750 Euros and an annual Study and Research Allowance amounting to 460 Euros. For outward and return travel as well as possible field work in the home country, country-dependent travel allowances are awarded.
Furthermore, the DAAD covers the costs of health insurance as well as for accident and personal liability insurance.
Under certain circumstances, surcharges for accompanying spouses and children can also be awarded. Possible tuition fees are covered by the DAAD. Please note: A scholarship can only be taken up, if the admission to one of the above mentioned institutions is assured.
Type of Scholarship B: Doctorate in Germany: Applicants are addressed who would like to do a doctorate at a university in Germany.
The choice of Host University and Scientific Supervisor lies with the applicants themselves. The whole support is structured to run for a period of 43 months. Funding is provided for an obligatory four-month intensive language course (start: June 2014), a generally three-year doctorate/PhD (start: October 2014) and an obligatory at least three-month internship in a company engaging in commercial business and industry, in the specialised authorities of the Federation and the Federal States, and in the management and regulation of resources in corporations under public law, or in research institutions in Germany. The Support includes a monthly payment of 1000 Euros and an annual Study and Research Allowance Subsidy amounting to 460 Euros. For outward and return travel as well as for field work in the home country, country-dependent travel allowances are awarded. Furthermore, the DAAD covers the costs for health insurance as well as for accident and personal liability Insurance. Possibly, surcharges can also be paid for accompanying spouses and children. The choice of scholarship/grant holders is made by the Selection Committees of German scientists. The decisive selection criteria for students are the achievements produced during the studies in the home country, the quality of the Bachelor’s thesis and the English language skills and proficiency. 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 English language skills. Experience abroad and knowledge of other foreign languages can be of significance for both types of support (Type A and Type B).

Selection Criteria: The decisive selection criteria for students are the achievements produced during the studies in the home country, the quality of the Bachelor’s thesis and the English language skills and proficiency. 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 English language skills. Experience abroad and knowledge of other foreign languages can be of significance for both types of support (Type A and Type B).

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications must be sent directly by the referee to the DAAD in Bonn by the closing date for applications. Applicants from Kazakhstan, Jordan, Vietnam and Indonesia send the full and complete application documents to the DAAD Information Centres in Almaty and in Amman or to the DAAD Regional Offices in Jakarta and Hanoi. Applicants from Mongolia and Iran send the complete application documents to the German Embassies in Ulan Bator or Tehran.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 October 2013.

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