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ÖGG Scholarships

Within the framework of the TU Graz 100 programme, the non-profit association "Austrian Society for Geomechanics" (in German ÖGG) and TU Graz award scholarships to talented and motivated students.


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.

Application deadline: 15 March 2024

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Quick Facts

  • Master's scholarships for: students in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Funding and duration:
    The maximum amount of the Master's scholarships is € 16,000. These are paid out in instalments of € 4,000 per semester over a period of two years upon proof of success.
  • Additional benefits: Individual consultation and advice from mentoring academic staff members at TU Graz.


Statements from previous scholarship holders

The ÖGG scholarship provides me with the financial freedom to focus solely on learning and enhancing my knowledge at one of the best European Universities. The association of TU Graz with the ÖGG community offers me the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with many brilliant minds which will be instrumental in positively shaping up my career.

Yuden Tshomo, Master Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Thanks to the ÖGG scholarship, I not only receive significant financial support, but also benefit from the mentorship of expert ÖGG members. This opportunity allows me to focus on my studies, expanded my network and paves the way for me to take part in future ÖGG's academic conferences.

Ali Yaz, Master Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

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