The application process for the International Joint MSc Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” is now open. The two-year Master of Science programme is administered by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn (GIUB).
The Joint Master’s programme also offers a certain number of fully funded scholarships to students from developing countries. The scholarships are part of the EPOS funding scheme offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The Master’s programme offers great visibility and exposure to international organizations, federal agencies, academic and non-academic research organizations, as well as private companies and corporations involved in disaster risk reduction and preparedness, humanitarian aid, international relations, research on climate change, food security, spatial planning, and policy.
Since its launch in October 2013, a total of 143 students from 42 different countries have been accepted into the Master’s programme. Currently, there are 31 male and 57 female students within the programme, out of which 35 are from developing countries. Students have a bachelors degree, with most of their previous studies relating to geography, environmental sciences, geopolitics, urban planning and disaster management, among others. In 2019, the 7th cohort will join in October.
Application deadline for the MSc programme is 15 January 2019.