Diploma requirements

You must have a master’s degree in the field of:

  • Sciences
  • Applied Sciences 
  • Applied Biological Sciences 
  • Nautical Sciences

Other masters: only after approval of the application file from which appear previously acquired and proven competences in one of the above mentioned study areas.

Language requirements

The working language of Think Water is English. To assure active participation, a good command of English in all aspects (written, spoken, and comprehension) is a prerequisite.

Proof of proficiency in English has to be presented upon registration. Applicants can prove their proficiency in English by:  

  • submitting proof you have studied at least one academic year (or 60 ECTS credits) in an English-language master programme;
  • submitting one of the following language certificates with a test validity of maximum 2 years:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language ): paper-based TOEFL level of minimum 550 or an internet-based TOEFL level of minimum 80.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System ): a minimum score of at least 6.5, and on each part minimum 6.0.
    • or Knowledge level B2 of the Common European Framework.

More information on how to study for a TOEFL exam can be found here.

Students holding a degree issued by a recognized educational institution in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, are exempt from the English language test.

If you are not eligible to apply for the Advanced Master Think Water, you may also be interested in studying the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Applied Ecohydrology (MAEH). MAEH is jointly organized by the University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Lodz (Poland), Technische Hochschule Lubeck (Germany) and the University of Antwerp. This 2-year international oriented programme focuses on finding and implementing solutions that ensure the sustainability of the uses and good ecological status of water and aquatic ecosystems, by merging ecohydrology with water engineering and integrated water management. MAEH graduates will have the holistic perspective and technical knowledge needed for solving the complex and multifactorial problems of water security and aquatic ecosystems sustainability, now and in the future. The programme is supported by Erasmus+ (22 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered). Deadline for application is 10/02/2024. More info: https://maeh-mundus.eu/