36 months
8100 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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During the Water Management programme at HZ University of Applied Sciences, you will develop in your own field of expertise as you focus on the major water-related issues facing us today and towards solutions for UN Sustainable Development Goals like freshwater availability, clean seas, food production, healthy ecosystems, biodiversity and coastal safety.

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Water is one of the most important substances on Earth. It is essential to many of the things we need and enjoy in life: food, transport and recreation, but managing it can also pose some serious challenges. Around the world water managers contend with droughts, floods, sea level rise, over fishing, pollution, plastic soup and many other risks to both our natural environment and our society. We need water managers to safeguard our future!

The HZ enjoys intensive working relationships with professionals in the water sector. You will be working on practical assignments provided by companies or research institutes from the very first day of your study. This is incredibly important, as this will thoroughly prepare you for your career. You will be educated with the latest knowledge from the field and you learn how to effectively combine theory and practice. Right from the start you will work on real-life cases discovering your interest and talents. After the first semester you can opt for one of these three study tracks: Aquatic Ecotechnology, Delta Management and Spatial Planning & Design

Career prospects

With the Water Management programme at HZ University of Applied Sciences , you can work for a company, but can also enter the non-profit sector. The jobs depend on your specialization. You can work on all levels of governmental bodies, water boards, or research institutes, at consultancies, engineering firms and industries.

Programme Structure

  • During the first semester you follow lectures together with the students who are doing the four-year programme. You get to know your fellow students and the water management programme, and you decide which specialisation you want to follow. 
  • Subsequently, you spend two six-month periods studying the specialisation of your choice. Halfway through the second year, you choose a minor, or you do an internship at home or abroad. In your final study year, you further deepen your knowledge and skills in your chosen field through projects and lectures, and you carry out a graduation research in the professional field.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A qualification equivalent to a Dutch secondary education diploma, which gives you access to higher education.
  • A good knowledge of one or more of the following subjects is preferable: biology, chemistry, mathematics or economics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Flushing

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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