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Admission Requirements

  • Students must hold a Bachelors degree in a field related to the WATENV Masters programme, e.g. civil engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences or geosciences.
  • 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 (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 (certified copy). If not yet available at time of application, applicants have to send a proof of the hitherto obtained credit points and marks;  
  • University transcript (certified copy), including a description of the grading system;
  • Curriculum Vitae; (signed by applicant)
  • Letter of motivation, at least indicating the qualifications and interests of the candidate and a prospect of further activities related to the field of studies (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: www.uni-hannover.de/en/universitaet/organisation/einrichtung/central-facilities/llc/
  • School leaving certificate (certified copy)
  • 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 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!

Additional documents for DAAD EPOS scholarship applicants

  • Personally signed letter of motivation - with reference to current occupation and choice of postgraduate programme(s), two pages maximum - with current date.
    IMPORTANT: When applying for more than one postgraduate course (maximum 3 courses), you have to submit one motivation letter explaining why you are applying for these specific courses and why you 
    chose that priority;
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer - the letter must have letterhead, a signature and official stamp and must be of current date (not in a sealed envelope);
  • Certificate(s) of employment from the employer(s) that proof a minimum of two years of relevant working experience (after the bachelor degree) at the time of application and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment from your current employer after returning home.

For further details, please refer to the DAAD EPOS scholarship website.

Note:
To apply for this specific scholarship, you must send your application to the university until September 30th for a scholarship in the subsequent year. You will still have to apply online for a study place in the WATENV M.Sc. programme during the application period mentioned above.

Please send all DAAD applications to the following address:

Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources Management
WATENV Office
Ms Bähr
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Appelstr. 9A
30167 Hannover

Alternatively, you can also send the application per E-Mail as one PDF-file. Please do not send all documents individually: Instead, combine them all into one PDF-file.

General application information
Information on study costs and scholarships
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Applicants from China and Vietnam have to submit an APS certificate issued by the Akademische Prüfstelle für chinesische Studienbewerber (APS).