The Hydrology programme offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam aims at educating students to understand the complex interactions between hydrological processes and the relation with society, and how this may change under future global change:
- How does the hydrological system function and how does it relate with climate, vegetation and society?
- How can we ensure there is enough water available for every person?
- Can we ensure water quality for agriculture, biodiversity and drinking water?
- How can we minimize the impact of extreme flood events in dense urban areas?
- Water is one of earth's natural resources that we simply cannot do without. In addition, safe and clean water is becoming increasingly scarce as demand continues to rise all over the world.
- This means that highly trained water scientists will always be able to find suitable employment.
Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day
During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.
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- Catchment Processes
- Groundwater Processes
- Water Economics
- Water Risk Modelling
- Climate Hydrology
- Water Quality
- Fieldwork & Measuring Techniques
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
- Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
- Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Hydrology & Water Management View 25 other Masters in Earth Sciences in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.
- You can gain admission to the Master’s programme in Hydrology with a Bachelor’s degree in earth sciences, geology or geography. The same applies if you have a three-year BSc in other natural sciences and technology. Additional requirements in terms of background knowledge may be required for certain specializations. Admittance to the Master’s programme in Hydrology is based on a decision taken by the Admission Board. For enquiries, please contact the MSc coordinator.
International15320 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15320 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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