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The LWM programme is generously funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation. Deadline for submitting the application documents for academic admission is the 24th February 2021.

Candidates apply for LWM via the online platform: https://ipgl.boku.ac.at Guiding info on how to apply are embedded within the online application platform
and are provided within the “guideline document” attached.

Fellowships funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation are currently available for applicants from the following countries: Bhutan, Burkina Faso,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda. Fellowship opportunities for applicants from other countries will be announced, once being allocated.

However, applicants from other countries are most welcome as well and kindly requested to seek for funding opportunities on their own. The overall costs for
attending the 19-months programme amounts to approx. EUR 42,000.- including programme fees, travel & living costs & insurance.

The LWM Master's programme provides:

  • fundamental understanding of the structure and functioning of streams & rivers, wetlands, fishponds and lakes;
  • expert skills to assess the ecological status of freshwater ecosystems, to plan & carry-out monitoring programmes and to develop suitable conservation &
    restoration measures;
  • professional skills to develop and apply methods & tools towards the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems & its services, including
    fisheries & aquaculture.


LWM is a well established international joint degree Masters’ programme, fully accredited in Austria, The Netherlands and Kenya. The programme
structure/curriculum consists of three semesters of 4-months each, which are held in Austria (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna - BOKU), Kenya (Egerton University) and The Netherlands (IHE Delft), followed by a 7- months research period at one of the three partnering institutions, or your home
country.

LWM students enjoy the complementing expertise of three renowned universities and excellent networking perspectives at global level. All three study locations are world-famous tourist locations - Vienna (Austria), Nakuru/Egerton (Kenya) and Delft (The Netherlands) – hence, LWM students have the added benefit
to study where others are going for sight-seeing!