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

Research Scholarship in Engineering , in Natural Science
  • Germany, Germany View on Map
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2021
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Opportunity Details

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

Program introduction

Master of Science (Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering) is offered in Germany for international students who want to pursue their master’s degree in Germany.

Students would be able to increase and variegate their learning, skills, and qualifications in Feasible Geosciences with a clear focus on Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering to support international development cooperation.

Different basic subjects are included in the study program which is elective depending on the students’ 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 is mandatory.

Scholarship details

Application deadlines: 

  • For DAAD Scholarship: 30 September 2021
  • For self-financed study: 15 January 2022

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 to obtain 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 on the DAAD website linked below and apply for this program directly to the host university.

Send your application to:

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

For further information visit the website of DAAD. you may also visit the website of the university for more details.

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