Technische Universität Dresden

Groundwater and Global Change - Impacts and Adaptation [Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program]

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, Civil Engineering, Geosciences, Global & European Studies
English only
Winter semester:  31 May/30 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in one of the following subjects: geologic, hydraulic, civil, environmental or agricultural engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, climate sciences, geography, geology, or any other similar subject.​

Required ECTS credits: 180.

GPA Comment

A good final mark as shown by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least B/B+ (US System) or a classification of at least 2nd upper (UK system).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min B2
min 6
min 87
min 65
Specification: With at least score of 20 for the writing section.
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Specification: Any grade: A/B/C.
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: 160/Level B2 (also grades A/B/C).
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: 160/Grade C (also grades A/B).
min C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
Specification: 45/Level B2 (also grades A/B/C).
min 60
PTE Academic
min 58
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
Citizens from certain countries are exempted from taking an English language test. Candidates from countries where English is the language of instruction in higher education, but which are not on the list of exempted countries, always need to upload the English language test results.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Required documents:

  1. Certified copy (ies) of academic diploma(s) (if applicable translated in English).
  2. Certified academic transcript(s), (if applicable translated in English).
  3. Curriculum vitae including work experience and research record (if any).
  4. Letter of motivation (preferably should have a maximum of 1000 words) stating the applicant’s interest in the study program: the following needs to be addressed in the motivation letter:
    1. reference to issues of Groundwater and Global Change in your country and/or worldwide;
    2. a clear description of own qualifications and experience;
    3. specific reference to the GroundwatCh study program and objectives;
    4. coherence of own intended career with the GroundwatCh study program.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, preferably not older than six months either by two university teachers or by one university teacher and by one employer, or by internationally recognized scientist(s). The reference letters should:
    1. refer to academic and scientific qualifications and potential of the candidate with regard to the program;
    2. refer to professional qualifications and/or potential of the candidate;
    3. refer to your personal qualifications and/or potential of the candidate.
  6. Results of an English language test (see language requirements).
  7. Residence certificate: in order to verify your place of residence, you need to submit a residence certificate with your application for admission. You can use for example:
    1. a residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate's municipality normal registration rules;
    2. a certificate from your place of work issued by your employer, which shows in which country you have been working;
    3. a certificate from your study or training issued by the institution in question. E.g. if you have been studying the year before the application scholarship application deadline, you may upload a transcript;
    4. the residence certificate must have been issued within 12 months before the submission deadline of applying for an EMJMD student scholarship (January 15th for partner countries and February 15th for program countries).


  1. Only PDF, Word/Doc and JPEG files with a maximum file size of 2 MB per file will be accepted.
  2. In case you have not yet obtained your BSc degree, and you are in the last year of your study, please attach a statement of your university confirming that you are in the last year of your BSc study (instead of a copy of your BSc diploma) and stating that you are expected to graduate before August 15th of the year in which the program starts. Also, attach the transcript showing the subjects you followed, and the marks and ECTS obtained so far.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website