Rotary/UNESCO-IHE Scholarships 2023/2024

Deadline: 1st of April, 2023

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education have formed a strategic partnership with the goal of addressing the global water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals who can develop, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging nations. Through this collaboration, a few scholarships are given out each year to graduate students at the campus of the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.

These grants are intended to foster enduring, fruitful connections between Rotarians and highly qualified water and sanitation specialists in their local areas. There have been over 150 scholarships given out since the partnership’s beginning in 2012.

Rotarians interview and select from local candidates who have already been admitted the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s regular MSc Programme in Water and Sustainable Development, in one of the following thematic tracks:

  • Water and Health
  • Water Resources and Ecosystems Health
  • Water Hazards, Risks and Climate

When a Rotary scholarship has been awarded, the sponsoring Rotary Clubs maintains contact with the scholar throughout his or her studies. The financing of the successful candidates will be managed through Rotary’s Global Grant process.


  • Students admitted to IHE Delft Institute for Water Education’s 12-month Master of Science program in Water and Sustainable Development 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 completed application forms, fully supported and submitted by the sponsoring Rotary Clubwill be considered. You can consult this website to find your nearest Rotarian club
  • The application form has to be submitted by email to the Rotary/IHE Delft committee in the Netherlands
  • Application procedure in short:
  • You apply for admission for the IHE Delft Master program in Water and Sustainable Development before 1 April 2023
  • You search for your nearest Rotary club
  • You approach them and ask them if they will nominate you for a Rotary scholarship
  • The application form needs to be completed by you and by the Rotary Club
  • After full completion the sponsoring Rotary Club submits your application to the Rotary/IHE Delft selection committee in The Netherlands before 15 April 2023
  • After the selection all candidates will be informed about the outcome before 15 May 2023
  • Final approval is pending formal endorsement by The Rotary Foundation on 1 July 2023

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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