Rotary/UNESCO-IHE Scholarships 2018/2019 for Water and Sanitation Professionals

Application Deadline: June 15th 2018

Applications for the Rotary/UNESCO-IHE Scholarship program 2018/2019 are now being accepted

Rotary and the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. Through this partnership, The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to Rotary clubs and districts to select and sponsor a limited number of students each year.

The Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals have been designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and highly skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities. Rotary scholars will benefit from the support they receive through regular contact with sponsoring Rotarians from their home country and the opportunity to interact with Rotarians in the Netherlands. After graduating, scholars’ expertise will be put to work improving water and sanitation conditions in their own community with a project the scholar and sponsoring Rotarians will design and implement together.

In addition, Rotary Foundation alumni are part of an extensive network of fellow Rotary scholarship recipients and Rotarians worldwide. Becoming involved with a local Rotary club and the alumni association allows scholars to stay connected to Rotary’s global community and resources.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students eligible for this scholarship must be provisionally admitted to one of the following degree programs at IHE Delft (joint programs are not eligible):

Students must also live or work near a Rotary club. To search for a Rotary club, visit the Club Finder page on

Application Process

Students provisionally admitted to one of the three eligible IHE Delft academic programs will seek the sponsorship of their local Rotary club or district. Please review the Application Tool Kit in the documents list below for further details regarding the application process.

Scholars are selected in a competitive process. Candidates are chosen based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on global water and sanitation issues during their career.  Successful applicants will have a strong academic background, significant and relevant professional experience, and demonstrated leadership in the community.Completed applications must be received by TRF from sponsor Rotarians no later than 15 June of the year in which studies begin. Applications submitted directly to TRF by the student will not be considered.

TRF awards scholarships of approximately €34,000, paid directly to IHE Delft. Funding to cover additional costs (including international travel) related to participation in the academic program will be coordinated by IHE Delft.

Application Toolkit

Contact information

Questions about the scholarship and application process can be sent to [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 The Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals


  1. A very good gesture considering the state of our water corporation in Nigeria now, definitely we can’t afford to miss this opportunity. Thank you UNESCO, thank you Rotary, “Service above Self” indeed.

  2. am kenyan who have three years diploma of water resource management from kenya water institute want to study bachelor degree of water courses. kindly requesting admission from your institution for scholarship

  3. Hi
    It is me Ataklti from Ethiopia. my MSc Was in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering and my First degree was in Soil and Water Management Engineering. I want to take my PhD Scholarship in Water supply and sanitation If it is full scholarship and is ready to be provides in the year 2019/2020 GC.Thanks!


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