Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Joint Master's Degree Programme

Feb. 12, 2020

Applications open for the Joint Master's Degree Programme “Water Cooperation and Diplomacy” in Costa-Rica, Netherlands and USA.


This programme provides participants with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics and frames issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of environmental issues.

The programme allows students to gain ample experience in transboundary water management topics, water diplomacy and water cooperation, peace and conflict studies – from both a high-level and interdisciplinary academic perspective (with courses focusing both on hydrological and water management topics and on negotiations, law and policy) and with lots of practical inputs.

Successful students will be awarded the following degrees:

Master of Arts from UPEACE, Costa-Rica;

Master of Sciences from IHE Delft, Netherlands;

Master of Science from OSU, USA.


Students receive academic training at all three institutions as a cohort. As students move through the programme, they individually select a project or thesis option with the guidance of their academic advisors and culminate the programme at the institution of their choice.

Throughout the studies, students receive academic and logistical support from all three institutions.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020.

Scholarships are available for selected countries.

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