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Doctoral School of Geosciences

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

36 months
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1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
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About

At the Doctoral School of Geosciences at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), you as a young scientist will be undertaking research on a high international level. You will work on solutions for current problems in geoscience. Depending on the subject of your dissertation, you will complete either a doctoral programme in engineering sciences or a doctoral programme in natural sciences.

Overview

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.

Focus Areas

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.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Graz

846 - 1191 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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