Joint Master Degree Program in Water Resources Engineering with Hohai University, China

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

The tuition fee required to enroll this joint master degree program is Rp. 40,000,000 for 1 year of study at UNPAR and RMB 30,000 for 1 year study at Hohai University. UNPAR and Hohai University provide scholarships for outstanding international students who are admitted to this joint master degree program. It can be in form of partial or full scholarships.

Living Cost

Generally, the living costs in Bandung ranges from Rp. 2,650,000 (USD 273) to Rp. 5,250,000 (USD 541) per month. Similar situation is also applied in Nanjing, whereas the monthly living cost ranges from RMB 2,300 to RMB 4,500 per month or about Rp. 950,000 above the living cost in Bandung. However, the real living costs can vary per person, depending on the lifestyle.

Detail Cost in Bandung Cost in Nanjing
Fully furnished accommodation (monthly) Rp. 1,000,000 – 2,000,000 (USD 103 – 206) RMB 800 – 1,500 (USD 129 – 242)
Meal (monthly) Rp. 1,500,000 – 3,000,000 (USD 155 – 310) RMB 1,000 – 2,000 (USD 161 – 322)
Health insurance (annually) Rp. 150,000 – 250,000 (USD 15,5 – 31) RMB 500 (USD 80)
Total Rp. 2,650,000 – 5,250,000 (USD 273 – 541) RMB 2,300 – 4,500 (USD 370 – 725)
Based on monthly living cost at USD 1 = Rp 9,700 in 2013

Recruitment and Admission

One who wants to enroll the program shall meet basic requirements:

  1. Hold Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, with minimal GPA 2,75;
  2. An adequate knowledge of English (Academic IELTS or TOEFL). The applicant is expected to send the certified copy either Academic IELTS (min. 6.0 overall), TOEFL (min. paper-based: 525, computer-based: 197, internet-based: 71), or Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CAE).
  3. CV and Personal Statement;
  4. Two recommendation letters;

Detail information of the application and admission is provided at or by contacting the Office for International Affairs and Cooperation of UNPAR.

Necessity of Water Resources Professionals

Stream, as the main source of usage water, has always been the recipient of wastes discharge from human activities, be it domestic sources, industrial or agricultural effluents. In line with the unbalance of water availability and demand, the provision of clean water has been a crucial issue for over the last two centuries. On the other hand, due to significant land use change occurred in most river basins, inappropriate drainage system, and weak solid waste management, flooding is also still a serious problem in many countries. A proactive action is therefore needed to communicate the above issues to stakeholders and professional to solve the problems. As leading universities, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR) and Hohai University are intending to get involved in provision of water resources professionals through a joint degree program in water resources engineering.

University Katolik Parahyangan

Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR) was founded in Bandung City, West Java Province on 17 January 1955. Based on the accreditation by National Accreditation Body for Higher Education (BAN‐PT), UNPAR is recognized as one of the best universities in Indonesia. Supported by experience and qualified educational staffs, flexible and adaptive curriculum, excellent facilities and academic atmosphere, UNPAR plays important roles in various academic activities at national and international level. UNPAR is one in the 50 Indonesian Promising Universities. There are about 786 lecturers and more than 10 thousand students coming from various cultures, ethnic, religion, and social economic backgrounds. UNPAR has vocational, bachelor, and postgraduate programs.

Honai University

Founded in 1915 in Nanjing City, Hohai University was established as one of the 75 state key universities and directly administered under the direct jurisdiction of Ministry of Education of China. As a comprehensive university, it focuses its research and academic development in engineering i.e. hydraulic and water resources in coordinating with a wide array of disciplines covering other engineering fields, science, economics, management, liberal arts, and law. At present, Hohai University is playing even more fundamental role through its state key laboratory of hydrology-water resources and hydraulic engineering (Hydro-Lab).

Joint Degree Program

The joint degree program in water resources engineering is developed for duration of 24 months (2 years) and led towards Magister Teknik (M.T.) degree from UNPAR and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from Hohai University in the respective field upon successful completion of 36 credits. At first student will spend their 1st semester at UNPAR, 2nd and 3rd semester at Hohai University, and 4th semester at UNPAR. Thesis defense will be conducted at both universities.

Sem. 1 (UNPAR)

Course Cps
Unsteady flow in open channel (C) 3
Sediment transport and river morphology (C) 3
Tropical hydrology and stream flow forecasting (C) 3
Research methodology (C) 3

Sem. 2 (Hohai Univ.)

Course Cps
Chinese language 4
Analysis of water resources system engineering (C) 2
Mathematic model of water environment (C) 2
Modern hydrological modeling and forecasting (C) 2
Risk analysis and decision making of hydrology
and water resources (C)
Elective course (will be included as additional course) 2

Sem. 3 (Hohai Univ.)

Course Cps
Basic theory of digital watershed (C) 2
Reservoir operation (C) 2
Hydrological network planning (C) 2
Geographic information system and application (C) 2
Elective course (will be included as additional course) 2

Semester 4 (UNPAR)

Course Cps
Thesis (C) 6


Sem. 2 (UNPAR)

Course Cps
Groundwater modeling (E) 3
Urban water management in developing countries (E) 3
Surface water pollution and modeling (E) 3
River basin management in Indonesia (E) 3
Coastal reclamation (E) 3

Sem. 3 (UNPAR)

Course Cps
Irrigation practices in Indonesia (E) 3
Urban flood modeling and disaster management (E) 3
Coastal dynamics and tsunami (E) 3
Fieldtrip to water projects (E) 3
Independent study (E) 3
C: compulsory E: elective

Important Dates

Application deadline : 2nd week of July
Interview : May – July
Announcement : 4th week of July
Program start date : 3rd week of August

Contact and Representative

Office for International Affairs and Cooperation
Universitas Katolik Parahyangan
94 Ciumbuleuit, Bandung
West Java Province, Indonesia – 40141
Phone +62(0)22 2032655 ext 125

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