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Water Resources Engineering


Vrije Universiteit Brussel    Faculty of Engineering

Full time September MSc 2 years

About the course

International Course Programme

This programme is jointly organized by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS).

The Master of Water Resources Engineering addresses water-related issues in developed and developing countries, with a focus on problems in the latter. The MSc programme provides multi-disciplinary and high-quality higher education in the field of water resources engineering.

Water Resources Engineering deals with the methods and techniques applied in the study of:

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree from a four-stage programme in agricultural, civil or environmental engineering. Study results should reflect the equivalent of a 70% pass rating in Flanders. Students should have a proven proficiency in English. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries should have a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the written test and 213 on the computer-based test or equivalent results on similar language test.

Students from a 5-stage engineering or equivalent degree, including the prerequisites to the second stage courses, can be exempted from 60 ECTS. Applications are evaluated on an individual basis.


Fees

980 EUR/year

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Student Profile(s)

Students MSc. Water Resources Engineering
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The IUPWARE programme offered me a good opportunity to learn the field's different facets ranging from irrigation and drainage to
surface and groundwater hydrology to the use of hydrologic and hydraulic models, and applications of GIS and remote sensing.
This forms a solid foundation for anyone aspiring to pursue more advanced studies or a specialised career in the field of water resources
engineering. One of the strengths of the programme is its nice mix of theory and practice, giving students a more complete insight into
the topics addressed. Some of the exercises were conducted in groups, which provided good training for the real-world demands of working in a team. Aside from the technical aspects, IUPWARE also offers an excellent opportunity to meet a variety of people and learn different cultures, as the student population is very international. The group I graduated with included students from 10 different countries.

Scholarships

What does the scholarship cover?
- Tuition fee/tuition waiver: Tuition fee equals fee to be paid by EEA students (962 Eur/year)
- Duration (in months or weeks)? Maximum of two academic years
- Health insurance included? Yes
- Flight: One flight to Belgium, one return flight
- Language preparation courses (up to X weeks or amount)? No
- Other: Logistic allowance (one-time payment), indirect travel costs (one-time payment)

Value of Scholarship(s)

from 12,000 EUR/year

Eligibility

VLIR-UOS (Flemish the Flemish Interuniversity Council) awards scholarships to students from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America, to follow a training or master programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium.

Only applications to Master programs that are recognised and funded by VLIR-UOS will be considered.
- Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (MSc Oceans and Lakes)
- Water Resources Engineering

Nationals of these countries are eligible: https://www.vliruos.be/en/countries/96

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for the master programme. Follow the guidelines for application for the programme as mentioned on its website. Keep in mind that earlier application deadlines are in place for scholarship applicants.


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