UNESCO-IHE offers high-quality online courses in an increasing number of topics of interest in the water sector. The innovative delivery format makes learning exciting, flexible, interactive and effective. It allows participants anywhere in the world to learn at their own convenience, and immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge in their working environment.
The online courses are intended for professionals working in public and private institutions, NGOs, and academic institutions, and are ideal for those with families who want to upgrade their skills from the comfort of their own home or office.
A typical course covers a four-month period, and requires around eight hours of study per week (total study load 140 hours).
During an online course UNESCO-IHE lecturers provide intensive guidance, and there are many opportunities to obtain feedback from and interact with fellow participants.
Participants can access the online courses at any time via UNESCO-IHE ’s Online Learning Environment, which can be used to download training materials and for communication.
It contains lecture notes and learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries, interviews with experts, quizzes and audio material, as well as a discussion area where fellow participants and lecturers can meet.
Apply for a course?
Follow the online application link on the web page of the online course you wish to apply for.
Although the courses are available only via the Online Learning Environment, participants can also receive materials on CD.
In some cases, UNESCO-IHE can arrange for lectures and question-and-answer sessions to take place via a videoconferencing link.
A link to the online application can be found on the web page of the course you wish to apply for. UNESCO-IHE will inform you on the outcome of your admission.
UNESCO-IHE's application deadline is 4 weeks before the start of the course.
Most of our short courses are eligible for NFP fellowships, and candidates from NFP countries are always encouraged to apply for one.
You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree and a good command of the English language.
Upon successful completion of an online course participants will receive a Course Certificate issued by UNESCO-IHE.
Discounts on the tuition fee of online and short courses apply to the following:
- 30%: UNESCO-IHE alumni
- 30%: UNESCO-IHE G-PoWER partners
- 10%: UN family staff members
- 10%: groups of 5 or more (provided that the online course starts at the same time and a group application has been sent)
Frequently Asked Questions
Read questions you may have about our courses on the FAQ page in the prospective student section.
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