University of Bonn
An outstanding reputation in teaching and research and a unique location make the University of Bonn an especially attractive place to study.
Founded in 1818, the University of Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s and indeed one of Europe’s leading research universities. As the home of learning to over 35,600 students, the University of Bonn is also one of Germany’s largest institutions of higher education and enjoys a long tradition as the Alma mater for excellent students from both home and abroad. Currently, more than 4,000 (= 13%) international students from all over the world contribute to the international character of the university and enrich both academic and social life in Bonn, making the university one of the most internationally oriented in the country.
The Master’s programme addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to give students a better understanding of the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards, their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation), and how to deal with these implications in practice. Jointly organised by the Department of Geography and the United Nations University in Bonn, it provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.Fields of study include:
A strong motivation to contribute to the area of Human Security and management of risks related to Environmental Change is a pre-requisite to study in this Master’s Programme. Applicants should be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
|Application process||The Joint Master Programme has an annual intake. The next programme will start in October 2017. Applications are accepted during the application period from November 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017.A completed application packet consists of the following documents:
All documents must be scanned and sent together as one single PDF file. Only Epos applicants might organize their application in two files. The file size for each file should not exceed 8 Megabytes (MB). Send completed application packet to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. We do not accept applications sent via post.
Completed application packets must be received by the application deadline January 15th, at 23:59 CET (Central European Time) for Bonn, Germany. Any applications received with timestamps of 24:00 CET or later on the following day will be automatically excluded.
All candidates get a notification on their application status by mid May 2017.
|Scholarships||From 2017 onwards, the Joint Master’s Programme is part of a selected group of international postgraduate programmes that benefits from the EPOS funding scheme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Hence, we will be able to offer a certain number of fully funded scholarships to students from “developing countries” for the student intake in 2017.
Eligible candidates should fulfill the following requirements in addition to the general eligibility criteria for the Master’s programme:
Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships need to apply for the programme as well by filling the applications forms for the DAAD; acceptance to the former does not guarantee acceptance to the latter.
The selection process for the Epos funding among shortlisted candidates will happen between February and April each year.
Candidates that do not fulfill the Epos requirements but wish to benefit from financial support during their studies are invited to apply individually and early to other available funding programmes in Germany. A list of available programmes can be found via the following link: https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/en/
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
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