Rotary/UNESCO-IHE Scholarships 2020/2022 for Water and Sanitation Professionals

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020.

The strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education aims 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, a limited number of scholarships are awarded annually for graduate students at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s campus in the Netherlands. These scholarships are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and highly skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Rotarians interview and select from local candidates who have already been admitted to one of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s eligible 18-month Master of Science degree programs.

The specializations of the following IHE Delft MSc programs are eligible for a 2020-2022 Rotary Scholarship:

Important note: information about the application process/dates for the 2020-2022 Rotary Scholarships will be published on this page soon (expected by the end of November 2020). Application deadlines are expected be in March/April 2020.

Students admitted to IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s eligible programs can be nominated by a local Rotary club in their home community by submitting the application form for a scholarship to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in the Netherlands, together with the student’s resume and the IHE Delft admission letter. Only fully completed application forms submitted by the sponsoring Rotary club will be considered. You can consult this website to find your nearest Rotary club:

Only specializations of the following IHE Delft MSc programs are eligible for a 2020-2022 Rotary Scholarship: Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management and Governance, Water Science and Engineering. Joint specializations of these programmes are not eligible.

The application form has to be submitted by email to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in the Netherlands: [email protected]

The deadline for applying for admission to one of the IHE eligible MSc programs is 01 April 2020 and for submitting Rotary-scholarship applications is 15 April 2020. Any application forms submitted after this date will not be considered.

In the document: 2020 – 2022 Rotary Scholarship for Water and Sanitation Professionals at IHE Delft – application form, you will find more information on the application process and the terms and conditions. This document is also the application form, which needs to be submitted by e-mail to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in The Netherlands. 

Application procedure in short:

  1. Apply for admission for one of the IHE Delft eligible Master programmes before 1 April 2020
  2. Search for your nearest Rotary club
  3. Approach nearest Rotary club and ask if they are willing to nominate you for a Rotary scholarship
  4. The application form needs to be completed by you and by the Rotary club
  5. After full completion the sponsoring Rotary club submits your application to the Rotary/IHE Delft selection committee in the Netherlands before 15 April 2020
  6. After the selection all candidates will be informed about the outcome (before 01 July 2020).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Rotary/UNESCO-IHE Scholarships 2020/2022


  1. my name is hamza Abrahim and from ethiopian, i have bsc degree by water supply and environmental engineering with in GPA 3.15

  2. I am Guy Landry Nkanuriye , and i am really interested in a Rotary scholarship to study Urban Water and Sanitation since 2016 at the end of my bachelor degree at Burundi National University in the course of Territory and Urban Planning with a focus on Civil engineering and Urban planning and management combined together . From that moment , i tried to be involved in WASH activities of NGOs. For that purpose , i applied for an internship opportunity in World Vision Burundi and i succeeded in the test organised for that purpose.This gave an opportunity of getting an internship period from October 1st 2017 to September 30th 2018. Now i am getting the experience of 3 years required and after that period i need to be a recipient of this scholarship. Meanwhile, i am trying to get all the documents needed to apply successfully because i am already working as a WASH staff and i am saving money for that objective. WASH means Water Sanitation and Hygiene within NGOs ( I am currently engaged in WASH activities in World Vision International/Burundi) and i am getting WASH experience working with vulnerable communities in order to tackle Water , Sanitation and Hygiene problems in Burundi.


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