DAAD Scholarships 2025/26 for Master of Hydro Science and Engineering Program at TU Dresden

Research Scholarship in Engineering , in Natural Science
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : October 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6854
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSCEFR
  • Fields of study Hydro Science and Engineering
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 4 Semesters
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Technical University of Dresden (TUD) offers a Master of Hydro Science and Engineering with a full DAAD Scholarships to international and European students. The program’s primary aim is to excellently handle the entire field of water and its various aspects. Students can manage future professional demands within research and practice worldwide.

The Hydro Science and Engineering master’s degree course mainly targets students from developing and transitional countries. The program focuses on students’ training due to the specific problems occurring in their country. Prominent examples of these problems include limited drinking water and raw water resources and the devastating impacts of hydrologic extremes such as droughts or flood disasters connected with heavy erosion.

This master’s degree program meets international standards for pursuing and developing careers within national and international organizations and administrations. The course will pave the route to the basics of engagement in consultation and development agencies to improve water management systems operation. Moreover, the program intends to contribute to transdisciplinary research efforts within the entire field of hydro sciences.

About the Technical University of Dresden (TUD):

The Technical University of Dresden (TUD) is one of the top public research German universities. It is about 195 years old, with over 5000 international students and counting from 125 countries. The university supports and develops a career within national and international authorities and organizations, engineering and consulting enterprises, and research work.

Important Details

Application Deadline:

  • For German and EU applicants: 1 April to 15 July each year
  • Non-EU applicants with a foreign university degree: 1 April to 31 May each year
  • Applying for a DAAD Scholarship to start studies the following year:
  • Via TU Dresden directly: 15 October each year
  • Via German Embassy or DAAD Regional Office: 31 July each year

Degree awarded: Master of Science (MSc)

Duration: Two years (4 semesters) with master thesis

Funding Organization: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Host University: Technical University of Dresden (TUD)

Location: Germany

Language of instruction: English

Start Time: Winter Intake

Gender: Male/Female

DAAD Eligible Countries: Developing Countries, including Afghanistan

Requirements for Master of Hydro Science and Engineering Program

Applicants who wish to apply for the Master of Hydro Science and Engineering Program with the DAAD Scholarships opportunity at TUD should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent education with six semesters in environmental sciences or engineering.
  • Candidates’ percentages should be better than average.
  • Tow year professional work experience
  • English language proficiency certificate of TOEFL, IELTS with C1 level equivalent to the CEFER.
  • Proof of essential mathematics and natural sciences knowledge while taking an aptitude test.

Additionally, all scholarship candidates should meet the DAAD Criteria:

  • Applicants should be from developing countries, including Afghanistan
  • Scholarship holders must work for a public authority, state, or private company in a developing country and focus on development policies.
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with academic performance in the upper third and at least two years of related professional experience.
  • Academic degrees should not be more than six years old.
  • Applicants residing in Germany for over 15 months at the deadline are ineligible.
  • For German courses: Must pass DSH 2 or TestDaF 4, with at least B1 level at application, and prove it with a certificate.
  • Passing DSH or TestDaF is required for university enrollment, even after a 6-month preparatory course.
  • You Must Take IELTS Band 6 or TOEFL (550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based) for English courses, though some courses may demand different levels.

Selection Process

The following is the selection process for the applicants:

  • Candidates meet academic standards for success in German study programs (top-third performance, language proficiency).
  • Candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Candidates possess a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Candidates demonstrate a development-focused motivation with a commitment to social responsibility and fostering change in their personal and professional spheres post-training/scholarship.

Required Documents

Prepare and submit these documents for your applications:

  • Completed and signed checklist
  • DAAD application “Application for a research/study scholarship” (typed answers or easy-to-read handwriting)
  • Curriculum Vitae is in reverse chronological order using the Europass template, including precise details on studies and practical experience.
  • Letter of Motivation outlining academic, professional, and personal reasons for program application
  • If applying for multiple postgraduate courses (up to 3), provide detailed reasons for choice and prioritization in the letter of motivation.
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer, on official letterhead with signature and stamp (not in a sealed envelope)
  • Certificate(s) of Employment showing at least two years of post-bachelor work experience and, if possible, a guarantee of re-employment
  • Recent proof of Language Skills: English (IELTS or TOEFL, institutional TOEFL not accepted) and German (if applicable)
  • Copies of higher education degree certificates, with certified translations if not in German or English
  • Full set of the transcript of records with an explanation of the grading system if not included
  • Applicants from the People’s Republic of China must include an APS Certificate.


  • Applications must be submitted in English or German
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • If you are applying for multiple courses, you must provide one motivation letter explaining your choices and priorities; failure to do so may result in application rejection or scholarship withdrawal.
  • Check University requirements for certified copies.

 How To Apply?

Apply directly to the chosen study program:

  • Step 1: Submit your complete application(s) directly to the course.
  • Step 2: A selection committee identifies potential candidates for a DAAD scholarships.
  • Step 3: Contacted candidates upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  • Step 4: Finalize the selection process; inform candidates accordingly.

Note: Ensure you have PDF copies of all application documents ready for potential DAAD scholarships suggestions and upload them to the DAAD Portal.

Applicants for DAAD scholarships:

To apply for the DAAD scholarships at TUD, please send all required documents to the following address:

TU Dresden,

Dept. Hydrosciences,

HSE, Dr. Hahn-Bernhofer,

01062 Dresden, GERMANY

Applicants For Admission to TUD For International Applicants:

Applicants with a foreign university degree should apply via the online uni-assist application portal. Please remember to upload all application documents by the deadline.

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Applicants with a German University Degree:

Applicants with a German university degree should apply via the SELMA application portal of TU Dresden.


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For further details about the program, please visit the official website of the Technical University of Dresden (TUD). For more details on the DAAD Scholarship for this program, please visit the DAAD portal. For queries and any help, contact us through the emails below:

Dr. Sabine Hahn-Bernhofer
Tel: +49 (0)351 463 31237


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