24 months
802 EUR/year
802 EUR/year
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The Water and Coastal Management programme of Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is a Double-Degree-Program in which you get two Master’s Degrees, one from the University of Oldenburg and one from the University of Groningen. This study program has a duration of two years and it starts only in winter semesters.


Taught by outstanding experts, highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, students in the Water and Coastal Management programme of Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way. The Master of Science in Water and Coastal Management offers an innovative and versatile opportunity of advanced academic education, ready to be put into practice.


The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and to study sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers its outstanding knowledge on spatial science, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning.

The ability to integrate both makes the successful student an international expert in Water and Coastal Management!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning and Management of Coastal Zones and Sea Basins
  • Selected Topics in River and Coastal Development
  • GIS for WCM
  • Marine and Maritime Law
  • Practice of Nature Conservation
  • Environmental Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and transcript of records
  • Proof of English language proficiency
Documents that can be submitted voluntarily, but are highly welcomed:
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Tabular listing of fitting experience
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Other certificates or qualifications if applicable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    802 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    802 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 401 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Oldenburg

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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