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Admission criteria

The Joint Master Programme in Groundwater and Global Change - Impacts and Adaptation has the following admission requirements:


  • Proof that the applicant has successfully accomplished*) a first degree of higher education equivalent to a B.Sc. degree equivalent to 180 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

  • A good final mark as shown by a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least B/B+ (US System) or a classification of at least 2nd upper (UK system)

  • A bachelor degree or comparable in one of the following subjects: geologic, hydraulic, civil, environmental or agricultural engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, climate sciences, geography, geology, or any other similar subject.​

  • Sufficient academic knowledge of mathematics

  • Evidence of qualification in one of the internationally-recognised English language tests. More information on the English language requirements can be found here. If you are applying for and Erasmus Mundus scholarship and you do not have your English test results available before 8 January 2024, you still have the possibility to upload them before 29 February 2024 at the latest. Your application will then still be considered for a scholarship.

*) Applications may already be submitted before the first degree of higher education (usually B.Sc.) has been successfully finished, if at least 120 ECTS of the programme have been successfully completed. If the applicant meets all of the other admission requirements, admission can be granted on the condition that the first degree of higher education must be successfully finished no later than August 15 of the year the program starts. If you are in this situation, please upload with your online application, a statement of your university, in which it is mentioned when you are expected to graduate. Also upload your academic transcript with results obtained until the moment of application.


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