Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH)


8 Dec. 2020

Call for applications

3 Jan. 2021

Application closure

17 Jan. 2021

Application Result

14 Feb. 2021


21 Feb. -
June 2021

First semester


Summer semester

Oct. 2021
- Jan, 2022

Secound Semester


Internship + Tesis Defence

Tentative Schedule


Jordan - Amman (Madaba)

Earlier Start Date

February, 14 2021




Full Time


1.5 Years

Application Deadline

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Study Type

On Campus


As protracted conflicts, natural disasters, water scarcity, climate change and disease outbreaks continue to affect the Middle East, the region is highly likely to continue facing humanitarian needs for years to come.


The main objective of people working in the WaSH sector is to ensure that people affected by manmade or natural disasters have decent access to water and sanitation while practicing basic hygiene activities.


Upon completion of the program, graduates should have the following competencies: Humanitarian infrastructure, WaSH Project cycle management, Humanitarian concepts and cross-cutting programming


Tuition Fees, Housing, Visa, Health Insurance

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Partners’ Quotes/Testimonials

  • “Learning opportunities like the Humanitarian WaSH Master’s Degree at the German Jordanian University in Jordan – established by the University, Bioforce institute and Action Against Hunger – provide a good starting point to build skills that would allow the future Water and Habitat engineers to navigate their field.”

    • Igor Malgrati – ICRC
    • WatHab Regional advisore
  • “We are working on this innovative Humanitarian WaSH Master’s Degree with the German Jordanian University, Bioforce and, several other recognized Humanitarian Organizations, since 2018. The professionalism of all partners will definitely ensure high level of quality and employability. This program will build the capacity of Humanitarian response in the Middle East, and in some extend globally.”

    • Vincent Gengler – Action Agaisnt Hunger
    • WaSH Master Coordinator
  • “The humanitarian WASH sector provides an incredible amount of challenges, but also opportunities. This Master Programme educates students from various backgrounds with knowledge, experience and networks to enhance sustainability and innovation of WASH solutions at all scales.”

    • Aline Bussmann– CEWAS Middle East
    • Regional Director
  • “The GWC is delighted to see that academic and humanitarian partners are working side by side to strengthen the sector and provide essential educational background to the new generation of WASH professionals in the region. This partnership to deliver high qualified WASH project managers in Middle East is an amazing opportunity to provide better WASH response and better serve the affected population.”

    • Franck Bouvet – Global WaSH Cluster
    • Deputy Global WASH Cluster Coordinator
  • “The development of this partnership module is one of Oxfam’s efforts in supporting local and national humanitarian capacity, which aims to enhance the ability of WASH practitioners to effectively engage with local and national humanitarian actors. In addition this being included into a regionally based training program for the next generation of WASH specialists is a great opportunity”

    • Denis Vanhontegem – OXFAM
    • Regional WASH advisor
  • “ This Humanitarian WaSH MSc program is the fruit of an extensive collaboration of many humanitarian major players from the UN system (Like UNICEF), Humanitarian NGOs (like ACF) and Humanitarian capacity building and academic institutions (like Bioforce) as well as the Governmental, Academic and Research Institutions within the region and the world. It is a unique opportunity for professionals that want to excel and make a difference in Humanitarian WaSH.”

    • Dr. Arwa Abdelhay – GJU
    • Dean, School of Natural Resources Engineering and Management
  • “For more than 35 years, Bioforce has been empowering humanitarians to work effectively with vulnerable populations: empowering WaSH humanitarian practitioners in the Middle East is a major leap that will help meet the challenges of the demand for water, sanitation and hygiene in the region and save more lives”

    • Frank Lavigne
    • Country programme coordinator Jordan – Bioforce