To be eligible for admission to Water Without Borders, applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited university and must already have been made an offer of admission to their parent graduate program at McMaster, and have accepted that offer. A student may apply for the WWB programme after submission of an application to McMaster University and prior to an offer from the parent program, but any offer of admission to WWB will be contingent upon proof of acceptance into a parent program at McMaster University. For more information on applying to graduate programs at McMaster University visit their School of Graduate Studies website.


Academic Qualifications

Normally, potential students are expected to have a minimum of a B+ average in the final year of their undergraduate degree, broad general interests, and a strong desire and plan to contribute to solving global water issues.


Language Requirements

The medium of instruction for the WWB programme is English. For students whose native language is not English, English proficiency requirements are the same as for entry into a McMaster graduate program.



There are no additional tuitions fees associated with the WWB programme. However, students will be required to incur the full cost of travel, accommodation and meals associated with the mandatory Field Course (WWB 701). The total cost of the field trip is $2500 (subject to change), which is to be paid in instalments prior to the trip. UNU-INWEH will cover the cost of travel insurance for participants.