The United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn and University of Bonn is pleased to announce the Joint Masters Scholarships in the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.

The Joint Master’s scholarship is part of a selected group of international postgraduate degrees that benefits from the EPOS funding scheme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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 addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to better understand the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards, their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation) and how to deal with them in practice.

As a joint programme offered by the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn and the United Nations University in Bonn, the course provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements within the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.

Since its launch in October 2013, a total of 187 students from 45 different countries have been studying within the programme.

The programme’s primary goals are:

Theoretical and methodological expertise in the field of environmental risks and human security combined with practical experiences

Strong focus on developing countries/ the “Global South”

Intercultural and interdisciplinary learning environment

Possibility to engage in ongoing research projects at both institutions

Close cooperation with the UN system & international organizations

The Master’s programme offers great visibility and exposure to international organizations, federal agencies, academic and non-academic research organizations, as well as private companies and corporations involved in disaster risk reduction and preparedness, humanitarian aid, international relations, research on climate change, food security, spatial planning, and policy. Career opportunities may be pursued in all of these areas depending on individual interest and professional goals.

Host University for the Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn, University of Bonn

Study Level Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries: 

Masters

Fields of Study Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

  • Geographical approaches to risk, vulnerability and resilience;
  • New approaches to development geography;
  • Earth system science;
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Methods, as well as GIS & Remote Sensing;
  • Social-ecological systems, Risk & Technology;
  • Risk management and governance, forecast & prediction;
  • Disaster management, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian response.

The Programme consists of 12 modules, of which ten are taught in the first three semesters followed by a compulsory internship and the independent work on the Master’s thesis. An internship of at least eight weeks is a compulsory part of the programme.

Eligible Nationalities for the Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

Students from Developing countries;

Sub-Saharan Africa Countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini³, Ethiopia, Gabun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, St. Helena, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Click here for a list of other eligible Countries

Scholarship Benefits for the Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

This scholarship is Fully Funded

Eligibility Criteria for the Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

To be considered for the UNU-University of Bonn Joint Masters Scholarships, applicants must meet the following requirements;

Eligible candidates should fulfil the following requirements in addition to the general eligibility criteria for the Master’s programme;

  • Being a candidate from an eligible developing country (check the list on DAAD website);
  • Having accumulated at least two years of relevant work experience since graduation from the Bachelor’s by the time of application (e.g. with an NGO, GO, or the private sector);
  • Graduated from last academic degree no longer than 6 years ago by the time of application;
  • Completed no other Master’s degree in a similar field of studies;
  • Aiming to pursue a career as a practitioner in the field of development following graduation from the Master’s programme (not in an academic area/not aiming to pursue a PhD);
  • Being ready to commit fully to the Joint Master’s degree in case accepted for the programme and a DAAD EPOS scholarship.

Application Procedure for the Joint Masters Scholarships At University Of Bonn Germany For Students From Developing Countries:

  • Interested and eligible applicants for the UNU-University of Bonn Joint Masters Scholarships are to submit an online application form

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Application Deadline:

Application closes 15 December 2021.

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