Admission and Scholarships

Application Process

The application for the study period 2021/2023, starting in September 2021, is open. The application deadline is 1 April 2021. More information on the application process can be found here.

The table below specifies the required documents depending on your situation:

Criteria for applying
Passport/ID
English Certificate
Resume
Academic Degree
Transcripts
Reference Letters
Essay (what centraal calls motivation letter)
Motivation (for tuition Scholarship)
App. Fee
CGPA 7.6
EU/EFTA
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
EU/EFTA Applying for tuition Scholarship
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Non EU
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
IDEA League university degree
V
V
V
V
V
V TU Delft: no min CGPA

Tuition and service fees

For up-to-date information regarding the tuition fees, please visit the Tuition and examination fee-page of TU Delft. These fees cover university-related costs. In addition, students need to budget for health and other insurances, accommodation, travel expenses and other personal living costs. For the application at the TU Delft international office, an application fee of €120 has to be payed. This fee is refundable on the condition that the student will actually begin the programme.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Joint Master’s in Applied Geophysics scholarships

In cooperation with industry and governmental partners two scholarship programmes are offered on a competitive basis: the comprehensive scholarship and the tuition scholarship programme. Students seeking scholarships should mark the appropriate boxes on the application form.

Comprehensive scholarships

Industry scholarships covering the complete tuition fees for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA students plus approx. €9000/year are available through a donation by Shell. Comprehensive scholarships are awarded for the period of two years.

Application comprehensive scholarship

The application for the study period 2021/2023, starting in September 2021, is open. The application deadline is 1 April 2021 except applications for comprehensive scholarships have to be submitted by 15 January. Selection of recipients is based on previous performance and motivation. Preference will be given to outstanding international students. The application form can be found here and needs to be uploaded with your application for the Applied Geophysics programme in the application software (Osiaan).
Tuition scholarships

Based on donations by Wintershall Dea, RWTH Aachen and the IDEA-League offer a joint scholarship programme as contribution towards the tuition fees and the cost of living, particularly for students from EU or EFTA countries. Scholarships are awarded competitively to students with superior course achievement in their prior academic studies and a dedicated motivation to the aims of the study programme.

The total of 7 600 € 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 recipients are entitled to participate in a general social programme for the entire duration of their scholarship.

Application tuition scholarship

Depending on availability, we can support the costs for tuition fees with a tuition scholarship. In order to apply for one of these scholarships, please complete the following steps:

  • Provide a tabular curriculum vitae together with information on previous academic degrees and grades and a short motivation letter (max. 1 page) explaining the applicant’s motivation to study the Joint Masters programme by mail to Prof. Florian Wellmann via appliedgeophysics@geol.rwth-aachen.de.
  • Submit a formal application to the “Deutschlandstipendium” programme through the RWTH Bildungsfonds application page.

The deadline is usually beginning of June – please check on the RWTH Bildungsfonds page for more information.

Erasmus Grant

The Erasmus Mobility Scholarship covers a max of 12 months of study in a country within the EU. Thus, a student can use this scholarship for their semester in Aachen and also if they travel for their thesis to another EU country. To be eligible, a student cannot be from the country where they will be traveling and a number of forms would need to be filled in and formalities addressed. Which formalities and how much money a student is eligible to receive can be found here

Additional 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:

TU Delft

ETH Zurich

RWTH Aachen

Overview Cost of Study

Please find an overview of the costs of living and studying in the three cities here.

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