Dear candidates from Central Asia and Afghanistan! 

We are glad to inform you that the "Integrated Water Management" Master program(MA IWM) at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty (GKU)calls the documents for  submission!

MA IWM builds upon the knowledge required in undergraduate studies of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Science. The Program focuses on interdisciplinary approaches in water management. Students will be involved in the technical knowledge to respond all the relevant institutional, political, legal, ecological and economic issues  that have an impact on water management in Central Asia. The Program's goal  is to train young professionals from Central Asia and Afghanistan, and share the best international practices helping to solve the water and environmental challenges on all the levels. Mainly German academic staff present the high range of experience from Germany and other European countries in the field of sustainable water management. The study program is accompanied by students' active participation in scientific projects and practical field activities. Interactive teaching methods and a high ratio of self-study that make course unique and effective.

The program is designed for a two-year full-time study and takes place at the German-Kazakh University.

MA IWM admission requirements:

 Students and young specialists from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan

Admission requires a Bachelor's degree, completed preferably in Natural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences or in Engineering. Graduates in Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities with practical work experience (min 3 years) in water resources management, environmental studies or water engineering are also eligible.

 Following application documents are to be submitted until 1st of July 2017 to and

 ·          Original Bachelor's Degree Diploma 

·          Medical Certificate 086 (of your country)

·          Copy of personal identification card

·          6 passport photos(3*4 cm)

·          Curriculum vitae

·          List of scientific and methodical works (if  present)

·          Personnel registration or legally testified  copy of the work book (if present)

·          TOEFL certificate 560 or IELTS 6.0 (if  present)

·          Essay on the subject of "Water issues  in Central Asia and Afghanistan and possible solutions" (2 pages, font  "Times New Roman", font size 12)

·          Non-resident certificate  of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 MA IWM Language of instruction:

 The study program is conducted primarily in English (min 70%), while 30% in Russian;

A good command of Russian and English is necessary condition for admission to the MA IWM.

 MA IWM Entrance Procedure:


Deadline  for the documents submission


Passing prerequisites

If candidates  previously did not enrolled on history (of your home country),  ecology, hydrology, and/or modern integration processes you must take  an obligatory requiring payment courses on these subjects



State exam by the Ministry of Education  and Science of Kazakhstan in  English  proficiency for all candidates

 *The exam fee is  4,200 KZT (the price for 2016). The payment is to be made in advance through  Kazpochta or Narodnyi Bank of Kazakhstan.

 **Candidates  with English language proficiency test report TOEFL  (minimum score requirement is 560), IELTS  (minimum score requirement is 6.0) are exempt out of this exam



Final interview  with the candidates for IWRM Master Program



Announcement  of the masters for 2017-2019 IWRM MA Program


 MA IWM Tuition fee: 900 000 KZT.

Candidates are eligible to apply for scholarships of DAAD and CAREC covering cost of study at GKU and living expenses in Almaty.

 Visa requirements:

 ALL Candidates from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan are required to independently apply for a tourist visa for  Kazakhstan for the period of the entrance examination (1-30 August 2017) (approximate period of application procedure is 1 month).

 Attached you find information leaflets for candidates. We will be very glad to answer all the questions. Please feel free to contact with us via

 We are looking forward to hearing from you

 Best wishes,

Barbara Janusz-Pawletta

Head of IWRM Master Program