Call for application for Master Program on Natural Resources Management

Master Program on Natural Resources - Environment and Climate Change Adaptation is a German Master of Science Exchange Program for South East Asia under bilateral cooperation between the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) and Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR) with one exchange semester in Germany.

TT has educated more than 700 MSc students from many countries worldwide in the following three key domains: water, natural resources and renewable energy management. Cutting edge teaching concepts are combined with up to date research applications and field work. VAWR/CTIC is responsible for water related country-wide applied research, international cooperation, technology transfer, post-graduate professional training, consultancy services and implementation of water supply and irrigation infrastructure, hydropower and environmental planning.

The objective of the program is to form such experts. Participants are provided with appropriate knowledge and skills to analyze current problems related to the usage and management of natural resources. The program targets graduated professionals with working experience in public or private institutions, authorities and enterprises of the natural resources sector. The applicants should have an interest in learning and working in an intercultural and multidisciplinary environment.

Admission Requirements:

In order to apply for the MSc course, you need to:

– hold a university degree (Bachelor degree) related to engineering, natural sciences, geography, agricultural or social sciences

– have an academic or professional background related to environmental or resources management

– be fluent in English (TOEFL: min. 550 points, or equivalent)

– Proof of a relation to the natural resources management through the previous studies of minimum 15 ECTS

– describe your motivation to study this MSc course on one page (in English) – hand in a research idea on two pages (in English)

Tuition Fee

– Total cost of the MSc course (including 1 semester in Germany): 112.500.000 VND (~ € 4500)


– DAAD scholarships are granted to outstanding Vietnamese students and to foreign students who come to Vietnam to take part in the course

– Scholarships from DAAD and CNRD (Centers for Natural Resources and Development) are available for all students to study one exchange semester in Germany

– Other scholarship might be available on request


Important Deadline:

– Application submission: 15/04/2016

– Final deadline: 30/05/2016

– Interview: 06/2016

– Admission notice: 07/2016

– Course starts at the beginning of September 2016

Please download the application form from the homepage:

or contact with:

Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR), Center for Training and International Cooperation (CTIC), 171 Tay Son – Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (04) 62923643

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MSc program structure

Four semesters of study:

– 1st and 2nd semester in Vietnam

– 3rd semester in Germany

– 4th semester in Vietnam or Germany

The module system is designed to provide students with the theoretical background like comprehensive foundation in the geography of tropical and subtropical regions, economics, international development and management and practical skills. The first three semesters cover scientific work, research methods and thesis preparation. In the last semester, students take part in the field work and focus on the master thesis.

– Language of instruction: English




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