Tuition-Free Master of Science (Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering) in Germany

Research Scholarship in Engineering , in Natural Science
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  • Apply Before : December 15, 2023
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 3179
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Application is open for2024/25 DAAD EPOS Scholarship to study  Master of Science in Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt – University of Applied GeoScience in Germany.

Program introduction

Master of Science (Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering)  TropHEEis offered for international students who want to pursue their master’s degree in Germany. The TropHEE Master of Science course focuses on applying geoscientific fundamentals to hydrogeology and environmental management issues, with a particular emphasis on sustainable development in tropical and subtropical countries. It offers a comprehensive, research-oriented education in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geosciences and Engineering at the Master’s level as part of the international development cooperation framework

Different basic subjects are included in the study program, which is elective depending on the student’s undergraduate studies: Geology, Rocks and Minerals; Hydrogeology; and Geo-Information Systems (GIS). A six-week field trip to a semiarid region for practical training and a project seminar are mandatory.

TU Darmstadt does not provide scholarships, so applicants who require financial aid should apply for scholarships from external sources such as the DAAD. It’s important to note that the scholarship application process typically takes several months. TropHEE is also included in the DAAD scholarship program for postgraduate courses for developing countries (EPOS). Qualified applicants may apply for a limited number of scholarships.

Scholarship details

Application deadlines: 

  • For DAAD Scholarship: December 15, 2023
  • For self-financed study: 15 January 2023

Location: Germany

Level of study: Master of Science

Field of study: 

  • Tropical Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Engineering

Specialization modules include:

  • Hydrochemistry;
  • Hydrogeochemistry of Contaminants; Soil and Unsaturated Zone;
  • Clay Mineralogy;
  • Aquifer Sedimentology;
  • Hydrogeology of Semiarid Areas;
  • Geophysical Methods;
  • Isotope and Tracer Techniques;
  • Groundwater Modelling;
  • Remote Sensing and Statistics;
  • Hydrogeological Methods;
  • Hydraulic Engineering;
  • Water Management; and
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering

Course language: English

Host University: Technische Universität Darmstadt (Technical University of Darmstadt)

Starting Date: Every year in October

Duration: Two years

German language course duration prior to program: Three weeks for scholarship students


  • There are No tuition fees
  • Job opportunities are available in private sectors

Note:  Applicants are required to pay 270 Euros per semester for the enrolment fee.

Living cost: 800 EUR / month

Applicants can apply to DAAD and other scholarships available there on the website of Topher program that will provide them full expenses coverage.

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Who can apply: Geoscientists, such as geologists, gynecologists, geophysicists, mineralogists, geographers, soil scientists, and civil engineers with an interest in obtaining further competencies in hydrology, engineering geology and/or environmental management of tropical and subtropical regions.


  • Have a Bachelor degree
  • Must not have a master degree
  • Have some work experience in the field of water
  • Return back to their home country
  • English Proficiency Certificate: UNICERT III, TOEFL (PBT 570, CBT 230, iBT 88), IELTS 6.5 or CAE (Grade C1). (Not required, if B.Sc. was in English)
  • DAAD scholarship applicants need two years of practical experience.

Application procedure

Applicants can read the details EPOS Scholarships HERE  linked below, and apply directly to the host university for this program. Your application should be received at the latest by deadline.

Required documents: 

  • DAAD Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • University certificate and transcript
  • Work experience
  • Proof of Language proficiency

Send your application to:

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institute of Applied Geosciences
TropHEE office
Schnittspahnstraße 9
64287 Darmstadt

For further information, please visit the website of DAAD. You may also visit the website of the university for more details.

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