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ATCOLD Scholarship

Master’s Scholarship of Excellence for Students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Together with TU Graz, ATCOLD will award one scholarship to talented and motivated students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering from South America, Africa and Asia for the maximum duration of two years.


The "AusTrian National COmmittee on Large Dams" (ATCOLD) contributes to the safe, reliable and economic construction and operation of dams by supporting engineering education and the formulation of regulations, as well as through international cooperation in the ICOLD (International COmmission on Large Dams).

Dams with reservoirs can immediately and efficiently be used to store and generate electrical energy. Thus, they play an essential role in the use of energy from renewable but volatile sources such as wind and photovoltaics.

Reservoirs store drinking water and water that is used to irrigate agricultural land, while the dams that retain this water provide extra protection for the population against floods.

Currently, no applications are possible for this scholarship.

Quick Facts

One ATCOLD scholarship will be awarded from WS 2022/23:

  • Scholarship for: talented students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
    The scholarship is preferably awarded to newly admitted students at TU Graz.
  • Region: South America, Africa and Asia
  • Duration: maximum of 24 months (given appropriate academic performance)
  • Conditions:
    • acceptance to the Master’s degree programme in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
    • elaboration of the master thesis in the field of hydraulic engineering (at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Graz University of Technology)

  • Amount of scholarship:
    • 8,000 € per academic year (up to two academic years - given appropriate academic performance). Payment is made twice a year at the beginning of each semester.
    • individual consultation and advice from liaison professors at TU Graz

Contact Us

For any further information on the scholarship please contact tugraz100noSpam@tugraz.at mentioning the scholarship (ATCOLD Scholarship).