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ÖGG Scholarships

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

Together with TU Graz, the non-profit association "Austrian Society for Geomechanics" (in German ÖGG) will award scholarships to talented and motivated students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering from South America, Africa and Asia for the maximum duration of two years.


The ÖGG was founded as the national society of the ISRM (International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering) in 1968. The ÖGG actively promotes scientific research on the subsoil and its behaviour, as well as supports interactions with related institutions. A special emphasis is placed on encouraging all persons, institutions and authorities engaged in civil engineering to exchange their experiences with one another, as well as to promote improvements in construction and design methods. ÖGG publishes regulations and guidelines as well as the journal "Geomechanics and Tunneling" and further organises the annual Geomechanics Colloquium in Salzburg.

Applications for this scholarship are open until 27 March 2023.

Quick Facts

The ÖGG scholarships will be awarded from WS 2023/24:

  • Scholarships for: talented students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
    The scholarships are 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 geotechnical and hydraulic engineering
  • 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


The complete applications should be sent by e-mail by 27 March 2023 to tugraz100noSpam@tugraz.at (mentioning the scholarship, e.g. ÖGG Scholarship).

The complete application in English comprises:

  • letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • proof of academic achievements in previously attended schools or programmes
  • two reference letters from previous teachers
  • copy of passport

A jury of experts from TU Graz draws up an initial list of awardees. The final award is made by the scholarship provider (ÖGG). In addition to a high level of professional qualification, value is placed on a good general education/open-mindedness, interest/creativity and independent thinking.

Requirements and Admission Requirements

All complete applications submitted by students who have been admitted to the master's programme since the winter semester 2023/24 and have thus far provided excellent proof of academic achievement will be considered. Any admission requirements must, therefore, be met. Upon receipt of the scholarships, proof of academic achievement must be provided after one year.

The generous support from ÖGG has allowed me to enter a new country and receive better higher education. The scholarship enables me to strengthen my research potential by making me financially independent, so that I can spend my valuable time taking part in interesting projects. I am also excited that I will get to join the academic conferences held for young members of ÖGG.

Vaibhav Shringi, Master's Programme in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Contact Us

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