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Admission Requirements

  • Students must hold a Bachelor's degree in a field related to the WATENV Master's programme, e.g. civil engineering, environmental sciences or any studies with a focus on water subjects.
  • Instructions and examinations are given in English language. Applicants have to provide evidence of an adequate working knowledge (CEFR C1) of English via a certificate recognised by Leibniz University of Hannover (https://www.llc.uni-hannover.de/en/).
Detailed information about all necessary requirements are explained in the Admission Regulations

Documents for submission in general (in English)

  • Bachelor of Science certificate. If not yet available at time of application, applicants have to send a proof of the hitherto obtained credit points and marks;
  • University transcript. Including a description of the grading system;
  • Curriculum Vitae. Signed by applicant;
  • International certificate of sufficient English language proficiency at the C1 level of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” (CEFR). For details, refer to: https://www.uni-hannover.de/en/universitaet/organisation/einrichtung/central-facilities/llc/
  • School leaving certificate
  • Optional (only mandatory when applying for a scholarship) Letter of motivation. Indicating the qualifications and interests of the candidate and a prospect of further activities related to the field of studies, signed by applicant);
  • Optional. Proof of professional experience, special qualifications and awards.

Application dates: You must apply for a study place at the university within the specified application period. Attention: For scholarships, different deadlines may apply!

  • For the WATENV Master's application, the application period for non-EU applicants generally is: December 1st – January 15th of the year for the winter semester starting in October;
  • and for German/EU applicants: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester starting in October.

Please apply online via this link:

and follow the steps outlined at the end of the online application in order to upload your application file. Attention: the links are only active during the application period!

Applying for a DAAD scholarship

When applying for a DAAD scholarship, please send all the required documents in the requested order (as listed on the checklist) as one PDF-file to the following e-mail address:


In the following link you can find the checklist of all the required documents. For the English language certificate you need IELTS or TOEFL, proving a knowledge of at least level C1 CEFR.


The deadline for the winter semester WiSe2025/2026 is September 30th, 2024.

Please do not send all documents individually. Instead, combine them all into one PDF file.

Name your PDF file as follows: Surname_Firstname_Country_DAAD_2024_Application, for example:


To ensure that your application can be considered in the application process, we kindly remind you to pay attention to the mentioned requirements and the deadline for your application.

General application information
Information on study costs and scholarships

Applicants from China and Vietnam have to submit an APS certificate issued by the Akademische Prüfstelle für chinesische Studienbewerber (APS).