M.Sc. On Campus


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
15500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re looking to dive deeper into the complex interactions between hydrological processes and their relationship with society, climate and vegetation, then this Hydrology MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is for you. 


The Hydrology MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam develops solutions to address challenges of water quantity, quality and associated risks, such as floods and droughts.

Career prospects

Water is one of earth's most important natural resources – we simply cannot do without it. 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 gainful and interesting employment. In your professional career, you might get involved in: 
  • Scientific aspects of water through a PhD study on a hydrological subject; 
  • Management of groundwater exploration;
  • Flood management, studying the effects of land management on discharge;
  • Erosion and sedimentation issues and how to solve them;
  • Quantifying the economic effects of hydrological risks: floods, droughts and pollution;
  • Using satellite imagery and GIS to work on global or regional hydrology;
  • Using your knowledge professionally to improve the management of water resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Catchment Response Analysis
  • Ecohydrology
  • Water Quality
  • Climate Hydrological Processes
  • Integrated Modeling in Hydrology
  • Water Economics
  • Groundwater Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to gain admission to the Hydrology Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. 
  • We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor's degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 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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