International Joint MSc Programme

The United Nations University Institute of Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is calling on all interested candidates from developing countries including Afghanistan to apply for Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security 2023 by the International Joint MSc Programme.

To secure this fully funded scholarship, please kindly read to the end and follow every instruction carefully. This Blog is detailed with every important information that will be needed to guide you through the application process.

Opportunity Detail

Gender: Male, Female

Level: Master

Eligible Region/Countries: Developing countries (Afghanistan included)

Medium of Instruction: English

Opportunity ID: 64445

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 main objective of the two-year Master of Science program is to provide graduate students with the in-depth knowledge, critical thinking abilities, methods, and resources they require to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to environmental risks and human security.

The Master’s program examines theoretical and methodological issues in geography to better comprehend the complex genesis of environmental risks and natural disasters, their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation), and how to deal with them in practice.

Program participants must complete an internship that lasts at least eight weeks. It provides a unique fusion of advanced conceptual and applied interactions on environmental risks and human security in a global context.

Brief Details About The International Joint MSc Programme

Provided by: United Nations University Institute of Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Deadline: N/A

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 several foreign postgraduate degrees, including this Joint Master’s (DAAD). Through this program, several fully-funded scholarships can be available to students from poor nations.

Fields of study at The International Joint MSc Programme 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.

Eligibility for The International Joint MSc Programme

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 provided as a different file in a separate email if necessary.

  • 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:


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