2019 IHE DELFT Rotary Scholarship for Water and Sanitation

Deadline: April 15, 2019.

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.

The specializations of the following IHE Delft MSc programs are eligible for a 2019-2021 Rotary Scholarship:

  • Water Management and Governance
  • Urban Water and Sanitation
  • Water Science and Engineering

Rotary is an international organization of business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. In 34,000-plus Rotary clubs, 1.2 million members volunteer their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international service projects.



  • Qualified clubs and districts that are located near the scholarship candidate’s workplace or residence are encouraged to apply
  • 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.
  • Only specializations of the following IHE Delft MSc programs are eligible for a 2019-2021 Rotary Scholarship: Urban Water and Sanitation, Water Management and Governance, Water Science and Engineering.
  • Joint specializations of these programmes are not eligible.



  • The local Rotary Club is anticipated to financially contribute to the Global Grant with at least $1,500 and/or to secure DDF -funds in their district of at least $3,300, as a demonstration of commitment to the student.
  • The total cost of each scholarship is $50,000.



Application procedure in short:

  1. You apply for admission for one of the IHE Delft eligible Master programmes before 1 April 2019
  2. You search for your nearest Rotarian club
  3. You approach them and ask them if they will 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 2019
  6. After the selection all candidates will be informed about the outcome before 1st July.




Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation

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