Applications are being invited for up to 30 master’s scholarships in Sanitary Engineering in the Netherlands funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The scholarships  will be awarded to students who wish to study the MSc programme in Urban Water and Sanitation.
Worth of Award

  • The BMGF contribution is equivalent to $25,000, which is approximately €19,000.
  • The foundation scholarships are only accessible for applicants who have already secured or who are about to secure the remaining matching funds.

Eligibility
Candidates who wish to apply for this program should meet the following conditions:

  • Have a provisional admission to one of the three above listed specializations of the MSc programme in Urban Water and Sanitation.
  • Be able to cover the remaining part of the total cost of the program (the total cost, inclusive international travel cost, minus $25,000) by other means.
  • Should come from a developing country or from a country in transition.

Eligible Programs
Students with interest in the following joint programs are eligible to apply.

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  • Sanitary Engineering Joint Double Degree Specialization at UNESCO-IHE and KNUST in Ghana
  • Sanitary Engineering Joint Double Degree Specialization at UNESCO-IHE and Univalle in Colombia
  • Urban Water Engineering and Management Joint Double Degree Specialization at UNESCO-IHE and AIT in Thailand

How to Apply

To apply, follow the following steps:

  • If you do NOT have a provisional admission to one of the three above listed specializations, you will first have to apply for admission.
  • If you think you meet the admission criteria, download the application form for admission from the website, complete it and send it by airmail with all required documents mentioned on the bottom of the application form.
  • Under the questions about financial information at the application form, you indicate that you are interested in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship, and that you are able to cover the remaining part of the total cost of the program by other means.
  • Give detailed information on the type of funding you have already or are going to secure. Attach proof.
  • If you are NOT able to cover the remaining costs you are NOT eligible for this scholarship.
  •  If you have a provisional admission to one of the three above listed specializations, and are able to cover the remaining cost please send an e-mail to your fellowship officer, Ms Ineke Melis: [email protected]

Procedure after receipt of application form: 

  • UNESCO-IHE will consider your application for academic admission and will check if you meet eligibility criteria for the award of the scholarship.
  • If you meet academic admission criteria, but are considered not to be eligible for the BMGF scholarship, you will receive provisional admission letter and can start looking for other sources of financial support.
  • If you do meet both academic criteria and are eligible for the scholarship you will be asked to submit written confirmation of payment for the cost not covered by the BMGF scholarship.
  • After receipt and approval of written confirmation, fellowship award letter for BMGF scholarship to the amount of USD 25,000 you will be considered for the scholarship and if you will be selected, they will send fellowship award letter and  will make all further arrangements for you to start the program.

Deadline: Application closes on May 1, 2014
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