Fully Funded Masters in Groundwater and Global Change Scholarships

Fully Funded Masters in Groundwater and Global Change Scholarships

Fully Funded Masters in Groundwater and Global Change Scholarships

As the largest liquid freshwater reservoir on earth, groundwater has both a huge environmental and economic value, and will be an essential resource for adaptation to climate change and socio-economic development.

Over the past few years the critical role of groundwater resources in enhancing water and food security and adapting to global change has persisted.

In fact, the need for trained and skilled professionals in this field has further increased.

Several factors foster the need for a more comprehensive and multidisciplinary educational groundwater programme.

  • First, groundwater is a component of the water cycle interacting with all other components at various temporal and spatial scales.

  • Second, groundwater systems are largely interdependent with socio-economic development.

  • Third, climate change is foreseen to affect freshwater availability globally, through global warming, sea level rise and changes in precipitation regimes (higher intensity and shorter duration, with longer dry spells).
  • Fourth, important feedback mechanisms exist between groundwater (and its use), climate and global change, which vary in time and space.

    The JMD programme on Groundwater and Global Change - Impact and Adaptation (Groundwatch) offers a distinctive curriculum built around the following academic focal areas:

    (1) General Hydrogeology;

    (2) Groundwater Data Collection, Interpretation and Modelling;

    (3) Climate Processes and Modelling;

    (4) Integrated River Basin and Water Resource Management;

    (5) Groundwater and Environmental Impacts;

    (6) Groundwater, Society and Policies; and

    (7) Groundwater, Climate and Global Change Impacts and Adaptation.

    With this curriculum GroundwatCH aims to address the current gaps in higher education with regard to the understanding of the interactions between groundwater, surface water, climate change and society, and how we need to consider and can benefit from these interactions when dealing with adaptation.

    Innovation and excellence in GroundwatCH is stimulated by the collaboration between three European HEIs, each with a distinct profile providing added value to the course:

    i) the environmental engineering perspective provided by IST Lisbon, as well as the expertise of its Groundwater Research Centre in semi-arid hydrogeology;

    ii) the international experience of IHE in hydro(geo)logical research, education and capacity building across the globe;

    iii) the renowned expertise in climate and hydrology from TU Dresden with its well-matched combination of engineering, geo and natural sciences.

    The course programme and learning outcomes are complemented through fieldwork and field visits, short courses and summer school taught by renowned guest lecturers and scholars in their field.

    GroundwatCH has a strongly applied character and stands very close to the professional practice, directly involving 29 associated partners from the public, private and academic labour market in lecturing, internships, MSc supervision and career guidance.

    Fully Funded Masters in Groundwater and Global Change Scholarships

    For the next cohort 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships for NON EU and 8 for EU will be available.

    A full scholarship for non EU students includes:

  • The full tuition fees (9000€/year)
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses of 1000€/month
  • Installation fee: 1000€ (lump sum at arrival)
  • Travel expenses (3000€/year – lump sum)
  • A health insurance (value 500€/year)

    A full scholarship for EU students includes :

  • The full tuition fees (4000€/year)
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses of 1000€/month
  • Travel costs : 1000€/year
  • A health insurance 500€/year

    Consortium Scholarships

  • The consortium offers scholarships for EU and NON EU candidates applying for the course. The number (3-4/intake) and amount of scholarships will be fixed according to the fund availability.
  • It will be distributed according to the candidate CV’s quality and their motivation.
  • A full scholarship is not given. We prefer to give partial scholarships to several students instead of full ones to only a few.

    The Consortium scholarship may include (one or two of the following, not all):

    • Tuition fees (up to 9000€ / year, valid for 2 years).

    • Free Health insurance.

    • Travels: up to 500€.

    • Monthly allocation for living and housing (200-300€/month).

    Academic Scholarships

  • Academic Scholarships are granted to excellent applicants.

    These scholarships will cover a part of tuition fees and about 500€ / month for EU students and 850€ / month for non EU students.

    Additional scholarships are available depending on the program country and other factors.

    Apply by 15th January.

    For more information and application details, see; Fully Funded Masters in Groundwater and Global Change Scholarships

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