The University of Weimar in Germany invites applications for the DAAD Scholarship for Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (Master of Science) in 2020.
The occurrence of an increasing number of natural hazards all over the world and their various effects on individuals, societies and modern economies is one of the major challenges for future decades. The master course in “Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering” faces this challenge by providing indispensable tools for taking into account those phenomena in the different design processes in civil engineering. Thereby, the master course aims at combining practical structural engineering with state-of-the-art concepts regarding computational mechanics, dynamics and probability theory/stochastic analysis. Consequently, the master course provides key qualifications for innovative work in the field of earthquake, flood and wind engineering and offers an international setting in which students will achieve both technical success and personal advancement.
Main areas covered by the master course in “Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering” are earthquake engineering and structural design, Geo- and hydrotechnical engineering, Finite element methods and structural dynamics, non-linear analysis of structures under extreme loading, stochastics and risk assessment, as well as disaster management and mitigation strategies. The course program covers, thereby, both theoretical and application orientated topics.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grants four to eight scholarships to admitted applicants of the Master course NHRE within the program “Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries”. The scholarships start only in Winter semester.
Worth of Award
- The scholarship recipients will be granted a full waiver of the tuition and participation fee.
- In addition, the DAAD will pay the scholarship recipients a monthly stipend of EUR 850.
- As a rule, the scholarship also includes certain payments towards health, accident, and liability insurance coverage in Germany.
- Furthermore, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source.
- The DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance. Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the program.
As a prerequisite for admission to the program, the following admission requirements have to be fulfilled:
All applicants have to hold a
- Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or a related field: The minimum qualification of admission to this programme is normally a “Bachelor of Science” degree in Civil Engineering, or equivalent professional qualification with a final grade of 2.5 (acc. to German system) or better. The Examination Committee must ensure that the candidate’s prior degree is equivalent to that of the B.Sc. programme in Civil Engineering. If not, the Examination Committee may attach additional conditions for admission, which the candidate must meet. In such cases, candidates are not legally entitled to gaining admission to the programme.
- English language proficiency: Language proficiency is an important factor in academic success. Since English is the sole language of instruction at the Graduate School in Structural Engineering, all applicants seeking admission must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of country of origin or of citizenship status, applicants will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language based on one of the two following forms:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 85 on the Internet-based test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The institution code for the Bauhaus University Weimar is 8968.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0 is required on the test of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
How to Apply
You are requested to submit the following application documents:
- A completed “Application Form for Admission to Studies”.Include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including all information up to the time of application.
- A legally certified copy of your upper/higher secondary school diploma or leaving certificate. If national examinations are given in your country, submit also a legally certified copy of the certificate from the “Examining Board” showing subjects taken and grades earned. If your original documents were not issued in English or German language, please provide in addition to them legally certified English or German translations.
- A legally certified copy of your Bachelor’s degree certificate. If your original document was not issued in English or German language, please provide in addition to it a legally certified English or German translation.
- A legally certified copy of your credit/mark sheets showing clearly subjects taken and grades earned during your Bachelor’s studies. If your original credit/mark sheets were not issued in English or German language, please provide in addition to them a legally certified English or German translations.
- A proof of English language proficiency.
If you want to apply for the M.Sc. course on “Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE)” with DAAD scholarship, please apply trough Bauhaus-Universität Weimar application portal:
- For filing an application for a scholarship from the DAAD programme “Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries” you have to submit additionally to the general application papers the following documents.
- A completed “Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarships”
- Letter of Motivation, containing information about your expectations from our master course and the effects on your professional and personal life as well as for your country.
- Letter of Recommendation
- Confirmation from your current employer of the duration of employment
- If you have any other questions regarding the application process/status, admissions and registration, please contact Mrs. Theuerkauf at the Student Office.
Please send your application documents directly to the
Department of Study and Education
c/o Johanna Theuerkauf
Deadline: The enrolment for students of the DAAD scholarship “Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries” is only possible in Winter semester. Therefore the application has to be done until the October 15th of the year before.