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Integrated Water Resources Management (Master's program) - How to Apply

Are you considering applying to the Master's program in Integrated Water Resources Management? This page will provide you with relevant information on the admissions process.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Integrated Water Resources Management 
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Language of instruction English 
Campus Deutz Campus 
Restricted admission No 

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate degree

Successful applicants to the Master’s program hold an undergraduate degree (at least B.A. or equivalent) in a suitable field, earned at a state or a state-recognized institution of higher education with a final cumulative grade of “satisfactory (3.0)” or better along with the proof of a program-related aptitude. The Examination Board decides on the suitability of the undergraduate degree.

Please read the information sheet for additional information:
Admission Requirements

Applicants must have graduated at the time of application.

Please note: Should a candidate meet these criteria only after the application deadline has passed, his/her application cannot be considered.

International applicants and applicants with foreign degrees obtained outside of Germany please follow the information on admission requirements and German language proficiency.
English language proficiency

Proof of excellent English language proficiency. The following certificates are accepted: 

- TOEFL ibt: 79 points
- IELTS: Band score 6.0
- Cambridge ESOL: FCE

Native speakers as well as applicants with a certified Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a university degree (both acquired completely in English) will also be considered.
TOEFL itp (institutional testing program) certifictes will not be accepted.

Test scores (or other proof of English language proficiency) must be no older than five years and are to be presented at the time of application.

Exception due to the corona crisis

Due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the some exceptions apply for the applications process for the winter semester 2020/21.

The following language certificates will be accepted in addition to those listed above:
- TOEFL ibt at Home: (at least 79 points)
- IELTS Indicator: (at least Band score 6.0)

If you do not have supporting documents confirming your English language proficiency at the time of application, you may submit these documents at the time of enrollment instead. 

Please note

Applicants participate in a selection process. The decision will be made by the faculty based on the submitted application.

Please read the information sheet for additional information:
Admission Requirements

Information for Applicants

a) Application process for
- German applicants
- Applicants with a German undergraduate degree

Applications are submitted through TH Köln's online application platform.

Online Application Platform

Applications for the winter semester can be submitted through our Online Application Platform starting in May of each year (subject to change).

Information on the documents which are to be submitted with your application is available in our online application platform.

Application deadline: July 31, 2020
b) Application process for
- International applicants with a foreign undergraduate degree obtained outside of Germany

You are required to apply to uni-assist.

Applications for the winter semester can be submitted through uni-assist  from early February to late March of each year (subject to change).

Please note the information on the application process through uni-assist.


Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Please carefully read the following FAQ for international applicants and students of the Master's program in Integrated Water Resources Management: 

FAQ - Integrated Water Resources Management