Academic scholarships

Each country and/or university offers a range of financial support and scholarships for which various students may be eligible.
For further information please see scholarship web pages of the partner Universities:

Industry scholarships

In cooperation with industry partners a variety of scholarships can be offered on a competitive basis. Students seeking scholarships should mark the appropriate boxes on the application form.

Comprehensive scholarships

Several industry scholarships covering the tuition fees for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA students plus approx. €9000/year, are available through donation by Shell.

For obtaining a comprehensive scholarship the Applied Geophysics Scholarship application must be submitted before January, 15. Selection of recipients is based on previous performance and motivation. Preference will be given to outstanding international students. 

Please note: Sending the Scholarship application form in after January 15th, will limit the student’s chance of getting a scholarship, but not eliminate the student’s chance. Decisions on the scholarships are made by the academic committee after the application deadline of April 1st. The scholarships are awarded for the period of two years.

Application comprehensive scholarship.

You can apply for the comprehensive scholarship by uploading the scholarship application form Applied Geophysics Scholarship application  in the application software/ osiaan. You should submit your application before January 15, 2020.

Tuition scholarships

RWTH Aachen and the IDEA-League developed a joint scholarship program as contribution towards the tuition fees and the cost of living, particularly for students from EU or EFTA countries in the JOINT Master Program “Applied Geophysics”. Scholarships are awarded competitively to students with superior course achievement in their prior academic studies. Currently, 2 tuition scholarships are available, based on donations by Wintershall to RWTH Aachen University.

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The total sum 7 600 € of a tuition scholarship is paid out in monthly rates of 300 € plus an initial lump sum of 400 €. It is composed of approximately equal amounts of 4 000 € donated by our sponsors and  3 600 € from the RWTH Education Fund /Deutschlandstipendium. Additionally, the scholarship receipients are entitled to participate in a general social program for the entire duration of their scholarship.

Application tuition scholarship

Applications for a tuition scholarship should be sent in electronic form no later than April 1, 2020 to Prof. Florian Wellmann via and comprise:

  • a tabular curriculum vitae
  • information on previous academic degrees and grades
  • a short letter motivating the academic program chosen

Please note: Obtaining the additional co-funding by the “Deutschlandstipendium” program mentioned above requires an additional separate online application at

For more information contact Prof. Florian Wellmann via

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