Integrated Water Resources Management at German Kazakh University


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 3397

Opportunity Description

About Integrated water resources management Master Program (IWRM) at German-Kazakh University in Almaty (GKU)

Young professionals from Central Asia and Afghanistan are invited to submit documents for the “Integrated Water Resources Management” Master Program (MA IWRM) at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty (GKU). The Program is aimed to train professionals from Central Asia and Afghanistan and to share interdisciplinary approaches in water management to counter all the relevant institutional, political, legal, ecological and economic issues in Central Asia.

According to the Afghanistan ministry of education announcement, Kazakh-German University with the cooperation of UNESCO has offered two scholarships funded by the Swiss government for two eligible employees of the Ministry of education of Afghanistan. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 19. applicants should be completely familiar with the English language.

Details of this program

Language of instruction: English

Program duration: two years

Location: German-Kazakh University in Almaty

Courses start: September 1

Courses end: June 20, 2022

Deadline: July 1, 2020



Eligible candidates applying for DAAD and USAID Scholarships will be benefited from the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Living expenses.

In addition, there are diverse types of scholarships offered at DKU including:

  • DAAD Scholarship on tuition fee for students with high academic achievements
  • DAAD Scholarship on tuition fee by the ministry of foreign affairs of Germany and CAREC


  • Water-related courses
  • Land and water interaction
  • Hydraulic engineering and constructions
  • Water systems and climate
  • Data management and monitoring (QGIS)
  • Environmental policy & economy
  • Project management & planning
  • Environmental and water law
  • Integrated watershed management
  • Social-technical aspects of IWM
  • Management and organization of business
  • Pedagogic
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Fundamentals of scientific research
  • Actual problems of regions (theory and practice
  • Evaluation and research methods

Who is eligible:


  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
  • Graduates in Economics, Social Sciences, and Humanities with a minimum 3 years of practical work experience in water resources management, environmental studies or water-related projects.
  • Students and young water specialists from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan
  • A sufficient level of Russian and English language proficiency


If you haven’t already taken these courses, then you need to take these courses in GKU:

  • Hydrology
  • Ecology
  • International integrative processes


  • Bachelor Degree Diploma
  • Medical Certificate 086 with X-Ray
  • ID card or passport (officially translated in Russian)
  • 6 passport-sized photos (30*40  mm)
  • CV
  • TOEFL certificate 560 or IELTS 6.0 or passing KZ State Exam in English
  • An Essay about “Water issues in Central Asia and Afghanistan and possible solutions” (2 pages, “Times New Roman”, 12, English)

Application process:

  • submit a full package of document to the admission office
  • Take the exam of the ministry of education and science of Kazakhstan
  • Take an English language test and interview in English
  • Apply for DAAD grant

For more information, please contact + 7 7272 355-05-5


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