Scholarship programme Sustainable Water Management

The aim of the scholarship programme is the promotion of young scientists from selected countries. They have the opportunity to study or to carry out PhD projects. Additionally, German research institutes organized summer schools.

The focus of the DAAD scholarship programme "Sustainable Water Management" funded by the BMBF is the promotion of young scientists from Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Brazil and Namibia. The programme is directly linked to Framework programme "Research for Sustainable Development" (FONA) in the context of Sustainable Water Management. BMBF funds research projects designed to develop, adapt and disseminate technologies and strategies for the sustainable management of water as a resource.

The scholarship programme is carried out in two programme lines.

Since 2012, the programme line "Study and Research Fellowships for Foreigners" offers a total of 107 students and 64 PhD students from the above-mentioned countries the opportunity to study in selected Master's degree programmes or to carry out their own doctoral project in Germany. They will also gain an insight into the German water management sector through a 3-6 month internship.

In a second programme line, German research institutions were given the opportunity to organize summer schools with participants from the above-mentioned countries. From 2012 to 2017, 18 summer schools were held with 337 participants.

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