DAAD Scholarship 2025/26 in Master of Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering in Germany

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

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6976
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSCambridge qualification
  • Fields of study Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Highly motivated to study in a master’s program in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) with a DAAD-EPOS Scholarship possibility in Germany? If having high grades in undergraduate studies in structural engineering or architecture, then why not apply to the Bauhaus University Weimar for the 2025/26 academic year?

The NHRE Master’s program in Structural Engineering is internationally focused and equips students to tackle engineering challenges posed by natural hazards like earthquakes. Through modern tools and training, students learn to assess hazards, conduct modeling and simulations, and perform risk analyses. This program cultivates innovative engineers ready to address various natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. If you are from a developing country and wish to pursue your master’s degree with the DAAD-EPOS Scholarship or by self-financing, apply now.

This Master of Science program spans four standard semesters. It focuses on earthquake engineering, structural design, geo- and hydrotechnical engineering, finite element methods, structural dynamics, nonlinear analysis under extreme loading, stochastics, risk assessment, disaster management, and mitigation strategies. The curriculum balances theoretical and applied subjects.

About the Bauhaus University of Weimar

Established in 1860, the Bauhaus University of Weimar, headquartered in Weimar City, Germany, specializes in artistic and technical fields. More than 4000 enrolled students, about 27% above the national average, are international students.

Please remember that Bauhaus in German stands for an eagerness to experiment, creativity, openness, and internationality. Architecture and Urbanism,  Art and Design, Civil Engineering, and Media are the main faculties and research areas of the Bauhaus University of Weimar that accredit its distinctive identity. Today, the University offers a wide range of instruction with about 40 courses of study. These courses include design, fine art, media design, media studies, visual communication, computer science, architecture, civil engineering, processing technology, materials science, environment, and management.

Brief Details of NHRE

Application Deadlines:

  • For the DAAD-EPOS Scholarship Applicants: 15 October 2024
  • For the Self-Financed and General Applicants: 15 July 2024

Course Start: 01 October 2025

Semester Turn: Winter Semester

Location:  Germany

Host Institution: Bauhaus University Weimar

Funding Body: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Instruction Language: English

Level of Study: Master of Science (MSc)

Course Duration: 4 Semesters

Eligible Countries for DAAD: Developing Countries, including Afghanistan

Benefits of Master Program in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering

DAAD funds the Master of Science in NHRE international students fully as follows:

  • Monthly stipends of 934 euros for students
  • Health, accident, and personal liability insurance costs
  • Travel allowance
  • Additional benefits under certain circumstances:
  1. Rent subsidy per month
  2. Monthly allowance for accompanying family members

Requirements and Eligibilities

To apply for NHRE Master’s degree program, applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The Target group of NHRE is professionals with two years of experience working in private companies and governmental institutions related to civil and structural engineering.
  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Civil and Structural Engineering or an equivalent degree with a minimum final grade of 2.5 in the German system or higher
  • Applicants must be from Developing Countries
  • English Language Proficiency:
  1. A native speaker must submit the certificate of higher education entrance qualification or first-level professional qualification Or
  2. Based on the Common European Framework, applicants must submit TOEFL (IBT 85 or better, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent certificate,
  3. Cambridge Certificate First Certificate in English (FCE)

Note: To submit the TOEFL score directly, please use 8968 as the institution code for the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Documents to Submit

DAAD Scholarship applicants should submit the following application elements for their application package:

DAAD Application Form, including:

  • Host University: First choice of course
  • Second choice (if applicable)
  • Third choice (if applicable)

Letter of Motivation:

  • Maximum two pages addressing selection criteria
  • Date required


  • Format: EUROPASS
  • Full CV without unexplained gaps
  • In reverse chronological order
  • Date required
  • University Certificates:
  • Degree certificates (certified translation if not in German or English)


  • Full set of transcripts
  • Explanation of grading system if not provided in transcript

Professional Experience:

  • Work certificates for at least two years of relevant experience
  • On headed paper, with original or code-certified digital signature, date, and stamp

Letter of Recommendation:

  • From current employer
  • On headed paper, with original or code-certified digital signature, date, and stamp

Proof of Language Skills:

  • English
  • German (if required, certificate within one year)

DAAD Selection Criteria for EPOS Program:

  • Complete set of documents, including a signed checklist
  • Consistency in information across all documents
  • Above-average grades in completed degree
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience
  • Justification for pursuing another postgraduate degree (if applicable)
  • Last degree obtained within six years
  • Candidates residing in Germany for more than 15 months are ineligible

Letter of Motivation:

  • Explanation of academic, professional, and personal reasons for course selection
  • Ranking of course preferences with clear reasons
  • Description of relevant professional experience
  • Alignment of motivation with EPOS Programme goals

Note 1: Please check the DAAD Application checklist for required documents.

Note 2: Ensure all application documents are ready in PDF format for potential DAAD scholarship consideration.

How to Apply?

Application Process for the DAAD Scholarship for Master Program in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) is as follows:

  1. Apply directly to your chosen study program via the link below.
  2. A selection committee will identify potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
  3. If selected, DAAD will contact you to upload your complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  4. Final selection results will be communicated to the candidates.



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Please find more details about Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering on the University of Bauhaus’s website or the DAAD official webpage.


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