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The LWM Master's programme

  • fundamental understanding of the structure and functioning of streams & rivers, wetlands, fishponds and lakes;
  • expert skills to assess the ecological status of freshwater ecosystems, to plan & carry-out monitoring programmes and to develop suitable conservation & restoration measures;
  • professional skills to develop and apply methods & tools towards the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems & its services, including fisheries & aquaculture.


LWM is a well established international joint degree Masters’ programme, fully accredited in Austria, The Netherlands and Kenya.

The programme structure/curriculum consists of three semesters of 4-months each, which are held in Austria (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna - BOKU), The Netherlands (IHE Delft) and Kenya (Egerton University), followed by a 7 to 12-months research period at one of the three partnering institutions, or your home country. LWM students enjoy the complementing expertise of three renowned universities and excellent networking perspectives at a global level.

All three study locations are world-famous tourist locations - Vienna (Austria), Delft (The Netherlands) and Nakuru/Egerton (Kenya) – hence, LWM students have the added benefit of studying where others are going for sight-seeing!

In order to be admitted to the LWM programme you need to follow the 3 stage application procedure:

(1) Apply for academic admission via the IPGL application platform & IHE Delft

(2) With the letters of eligibility to confirm your academic admission, apply for the fellowships of your choice or find a different way of financing your studies

(3) Inform the IPGL office (ipgl(at) about your mode of funding before the general admission deadline of 15th June