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M.Sc. On Campus


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

12 months
14910 EUR/year
14910 EUR/year
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This demand-driven and practice orientated programme in the Master in Sanitation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education brings you fundamental understanding and knowledge on urban and peri-urban sanitation -especially in informal settlements- as well as the skills necessary for creating impact.

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The programme is dedicated to targeting needs and delivering specialists in a short time, with the necessary qualifications. It aims to attract talented and ambitious young and mid-career sanitation professionals, working in water supply and sewerage companies, municipal assemblies, government ministries, NGOs and consulting firms. Ideally these individuals are dealing with urban and peri-urban sanitation, especially in informal settlements.

Learning objectives

While being at Master in Sanitation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education  has a professional orientation. It is demand-driven, delivering graduates with the qualifications required by the sanitation sector. These areas will be prominent in the programme:

  • the linking of the taught subject matter, not only to research outcomes, but also to sanitation practice;
  • the nature of the individual research topics of  the students;
  • the embedding of the development of generic professional skills in the programme.

As a result, graduates will possess both the fundamental understanding, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary, to create professional impact ‘on the ground’. They will be able to apply existing knowledge and theory in practice and to contribute to the further development of knowledge in sanitation, and conduct practice-orientated field research, independently or in a multidisciplinary team.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sanitation Systems and Services
  • Sanitation and Public Health
  • Analysis of Sanitation Flows
  • Leadership and Collaboration for Sanitation Change
  • Sanitation Technology
  • Sanitation Governance
  • Sanitation Financing
  • Behaviour Change and Advocacy
  • Emergency Sanitation
  • Project Management (for Sanitation)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant motivation. You need to use the following template for your motivation statement.
  • A bachelor degree at level B/B+ (US system) or 2nd upper (British system) in an appropriate field. Exceptions can be made if a candidate is below this level, but has a substantial experience in the field of sanitation and/or has a strong motivation to join the programme.
  • A good command of the English language, if this is not the first language. All non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy the English language requirements  for IHE Delft's educational programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14910 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14910 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

The total cost of the programme including tuition fee, student subsistence, accommodation cost and cost of air ticket is estimated at 30,000 EUR.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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