As you are part of the scientific community at the doctoral school, you have the opportunity to talk to teachers, researchers and other students about your progress and results at interdisciplinary seminars and workshops. In addition, your supervisor will support you in writing your dissertation by providing both their expertise and contacts in the focus area.
Depending on the subject of your dissertation, you are assigned to either the Class of Earth Sciences or the Class of Geodesy.
Research activities at Doctoral School of Geosciences
As an inter-faculty and inter-university platform, the Class of Earth Sciences offers an excellent environment for doing research in the fields of
- natural processes of movement in the interior and on the surface of the earth,
- the material and chemical structure and the distribution and cycling of chemical elements and their isotopes in minerals, rocks, soils, water, the atmosphere and the biosphere,
- the properties of natural minerals and rocks and their interactions with aqueous solutions, their conditions of formation and reaction mechanisms,
- the applicability of multi-proxy approaches to (palaeo-) environmental research,
- biological evolution of changing biodiversity patterns and interactions between organisms and their environment over the course of earth history,
- physical, chemical and microbiological processes in soils and groundwater, and their movements, and
- geological hazards such as landslides, mass movements, earthquakes and parameters used in geotechnical analyses, models and designs.
- You undertake independent research in a specific application area of geoscience.
- You look for solutions to natural science related problems and technical problems in geoscience.
- You publish, present and defend your research results.
- You gain fundamental knowledge and specialise in the subject of your dissertation.
- You gain experience of geoscientific methods.
- You regularly talk to teachers and other students about your progress and the results of your dissertation.
- 36 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geology Environmental Sciences
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For admission to a doctoral programme at TU Graz, you must fulfil one of the following requirements according to the Curriculum:
- completion of a subject-related diploma or master’s programme in engineering sciences or natural sciences at a university or
- completion of another degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution that is equivalent to the aforementioned degree programmes or
- completion of a degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution in combination with supplementary curricular requirements or
- completion of a subject-related bachelor’s programme.
International1452 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 36 months.
EU/EEA726 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 36 months.
Living costs for Graz
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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