Thailand has a long history of either too little or too much water. DAAD encourages water management and supports young professionals to do a Masters in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS)

In total DAAD supports 40 different programmes offered at German universities with topics ranging from International Media Studies over Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Competition Law to Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation – LENC or a Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy. Detailed information about all our EPOS scholarships  can be found here.

Many programmes however deal with water, so this is to all of you who got wet feet recently (and have a Bachelors plus two years of job experience):


MSc in Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering

The Darmstadt Master of Science Course “Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering” (TropHEE) aims at combining a comprehensive understanding of geoscientific fundamentals with a specific focus on issues of application that are essential in hydrogeology and environmental management.

In particular, TropHEE concentrates on methods and modern techniques enabling the participants to find ways for a sustainable development of tropical and subtropical countries from a geoscientific point of view. Although in the broader framework of international development cooperation, TropHEE offers a comprehensive, research-oriented education in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences and Engineering on Master level.

TU Darmstadt

MSc in Hydro Science and Engineering

The MSc programme in Hydro Science and Engineering will convey knowledge about protection and management of water resources in different climatic zones, as well as design and construction of water supply and wastewater treatment.

The study course is divided into basic and advanced courses during the first three semesters. The final semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis.
During the basic courses, students attend lectures on statistics, climatology, hydrology, geodesy, and soils. Students with a background in natural or environmental sciences need to take classes in hydromechanics and hydraulic engineering. Students with a background in civil engineering need to study ecology and water chemistry.

TU Dresden

MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Management

WATENV at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover is a research-oriented Master of Science Programme which gives international students the opportunity to qualify for demanding positions in water resources and environmental management.

Sustainable development in all areas of water resources management, water supply, waste water treatment and solid waste management is of great importance for present-day and succeeding generations. Engineers and natural scientists in water resources and environmental management are qualified to search for responses to worldwide problems of increasing water scarcity, flood risks and environmental pollution. Graduates work together with colleagues in several special fields. The job is multidisciplinary, interesting, and in demand worldwide.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

MSc in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE)

The Master’s degree programme “Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering” at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar provides students with a solid technical basis in the key areas of structural engineering through a coherent and coordinated programme, integrating research and practical applications.

The increasing occurrences of natural hazards all over the world, as well as their various effects on individuals, societies and modern economies, is one of the major challenges for decades to come. The Master’s course in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering confronts this challenge by providing indispensable tools for dealing with these phenomena in various civil engineering design processes. The Master’s course combines practical structural engineering with state-of-the-art concepts in the fields of computational mechanics, dynamics and probability theory/stochastic analysis. The Master’s course thus provides key qualifications for innovative work in the field of earthquake, flood and wind engineering, as well as offering an international context in which students can achieve both technical success and personal advancement.
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

MSc in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD)

The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) at Universität Stuttgart trains and prepares a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural, socio-economic, and governance challenges resulting from the dynamic urban transformation around the globe.

It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and regional planning as well as graduates with other Bachelor’s degrees and with relevant professional experience.
Our philosophy is based on a transnational learning exchange between students with different regional backgrounds applied to a specific urban reality.
Students work in interdisciplinary teams on site-specific projects in cooperation with local communities and with different stakeholders, organisations, and institutions locally and internationally.
IUSD students acquire reflective and practical skills to develop integrated and transdisciplinary solutions for planning, managing, and designing landscapes, cities, and buildings.
The MSc IUSD double degree programme is hosted and organised by the two partner universities University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University, Cairo. For more information, please check the IUSD website.

Universität Stuttgart

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Within the MSc, IWRM students get acquainted with water management related topics from an interdisciplinary perspective. They acquire the knowledge to learn different water-related disciplines such as flood risk, hydrology, river engineering, sanitation and public health, watershed management, water supply and demand, water system analysis, water governance, social-economical aspects, and more.

The programme trains participants in practices of project funding and international cooperation. Students get the chance to put their learned knowledge in action during three project modules.
Up-to-date concepts and solutions are presented during field visits to relevant projects, institutions, and conferences.
Throughout their studies, participants receive first-hand support from high-level professionals and entrepreneurs in the Arab and German water sectors.
The social component is equally important and aims at equipping participants with the communicative, intercultural, and managerial skills necessary to take up leadership positions in the water sector and to work effectively within the framework of international cooperation.
The Master’s thesis is completed in the framework of a water-related research project of the ITT, WEEC, or with a partner institution.

TH Köln

MSc Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation (LENC)

LENC is designed to enable students from all over the world to understand and assess landscapes and their functioning, to identify and evaluate changes and potentials of ecosystems, and, finally, to develop sustainable land use concepts.

The multidisciplinary and innovative approach of the ‘Greifswald School’ provides a unique basis for addressing the global environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. Students will be qualified for careers in international administration and organizations, research institutes and private companies. Intensive individual mentoring in all kinds of professional and private issues as well as active support for integration with other German and international students and the LENC alumni network are special features of LENC. Digital learning materials and tutorials support preparation and in depth studying. The curriculum imparts theoretical knowledge and practical experience in landscape ecology, ecosystem dynamics, conservation biology, environmental ethics and landscape economics as well as scientific skills. An international excursion and an international summer school together with other international study programmes are integrated parts of LENC. LENC offers the following modules: Landscape Ecology, Landscape and Vegetation, International Nature Conservation, Sustainability, Scientific Skills and Personal Profiling, Practical Landscape Ecology of NE-Germany, Practical Landscape Ecology, Project Work, Excursion Landscape Ecology, Climate Change, Vegetation Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Mire Ecology, Palaeoecology, Nature Conservation, Environmental Ethics, Restoration Ecology, Population Biology of Plants, Plant Systematics, Animal Conservation, Ornithology, Cost-Benefit-Analysis, and Vegetation and Ecosystem Dynamics.

Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald

MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

Jointly organised by the Department of Geography and the United Nations University in Bonn, the International Joint MSc Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.

The main purpose of the two-year Master of Science programme is to provide postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. The Master’s programme content addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to better understand the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards and their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation) and how to deal with them in practice.

United Nations University

List of DAC Countries

When you apply you will inevitably stumble across the “list of DAC countries”. It’s a list of low and middle income countries for Development and Cooperation. As an upper middle income country, Thailand is still on the list and candidates from Thailand can apply for EPOS scholarships.