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International Joint MSc Programme: Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security 2023

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender: MaleFemale
  • Level: Master
  • Eligible Region/Countries Developing countries (Afghanistan included)
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Duration 2 years

Opportunity Description

The University of Bone’s Department of Geography (GIUB) and the United Nations University Institute of Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are happy to launch the International Joint Master of Science Programme: Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security 2023.

The two-year Master of Science program’s primary goal is to give graduate students the in-depth information, critical thinking skills, approaches, and resources they need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to environmental hazards and human security. To better understand the complicated emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards, their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation), and how to deal with them in practice, the Master’s program addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography. An internship lasting at least eight weeks is a requirement of the program. It offers a distinctive blend of advanced conceptual and applied interactions on environmental hazards and human security in an international setting.


Provided by: United Nations University Institute of Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Announcing Date: between February and April 2023
Program Starting Date:  2023/10/01
Duration: Two Years
Location: Bone, Germany
Eligible Nations: Developing countries (Afghanistan included)


The German Academic Exchange Service’s EPOS financing program supports a select number of foreign postgraduate degrees, including this Joint Master’s (DAAD). Through this program, several fully-funded scholarships can be made available to students from poor nations.

Fields of Study

Fields of study include:

  • Geographical approaches to risk, vulnerability, and resilience
  • New approaches to development geography
  • Earth system science.
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Methods, as well as GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Social-ecological systems, Risk & Technology.
  • Risk management and governance, forecast & prediction.
  • Disaster management, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and humanitarian response.


In addition to the standard qualifying criteria for the Master’s programme, eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Being a candidate from a developing nation that qualifies (list of countries)
  • Having at least two years of relevant job experience following graduation from the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application (for example, with an NGO, GO, or the private sector);
  • Having completed the most recent academic degree no more than six years before the time of application;
  • Having no additional Master’s degree in a related field of study;
  • Following graduation from the Master’s course, intending to work as a practitioner in the field of development (not in an academic discipline/not pursuing a Ph.D.);
  • Being willing to fully commit to the Joint Master’s degree if admitted into the program and awarded a DAAD EPOS scholarship.

Required Documents

The following papers must be supplied by email as a single PDF bundle no more than 8MB in size and in the sequence listed. Your academic work sample must be supplied as a different file, if necessary, in a separate email.

  • Motivation Letter
  • Recent CV in EUROPASS format
  • Academic Degree Certificate(s) [Bachelor’s or equivalent & Master’s if available]
  • Transcript(s) of Records [Bachelor’s or equivalent & Master’s if available]
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Academic Reference(s) (Recommended)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Other Relevant References (Optional)
  • Scan of your APS Certificate (Only for applicants from China, India, or Viet Nam)
  • DAAD EPOS Checklist (Page 2 must be signed and dated as follows: place & date of signing, name, signature)
  • DAAD Application Form
  • Scholarship Motivation Letter
  • Professional Reference from Current Employer
  • Work Certificate(s)
  • Sample of Academic Work

Note: All documents must be scanned and delivered in PDF format. Images from smartphones in PDF format will not be allowed. Please utilize publicly accessible tools to merge, organize, and compress your PDF application bundle.

Application Procedure

  • complete the online form and submit it. (Online form)
  • As previously said, assemble all needed documents (including the academic writing sample).
  • Rename the file containing the combined application materials as [your last name]. your given name] pdf,
  • And send your application materials to the e-mail address shown below:

Submission Email: master-georisk@ehs.unu.edu

If you have any queries, please get in touch with master-georisk@ehs.unu.edu or go to the official website.

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