Austrian Academy of Sciences, MSc Course in Limnology and Wetland Ecosystems


To understand the structure and functioning of aquatic and wetland ecosystems for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of natural resources. To acquire skills for interacting with stakeholders, managers and policy makers in the development of best practices.

No provisions are made for dependants. It is strongly advised that dependants do not accompany fellows due to frequent moves during the course. Fellows must also provide their own transportation to and from Austria.


Open to candidates from developing countries who are maximum 35 years of age, have a good working knowledge of English and have an academic degree in science, agriculture or veterinary medicine from a university or any other recognized Institute of Higher Education. Applicants should have 3 years practical experience in at least one special subject in their field of professional training. All applications are considered on their individual merits.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

18 months

Award Value

US$1,350 paid monthly to cover food, lodging and personal needs plus free tuition, health insurance, study material and equipment for laboratory work, field work and travelling expenses

Application procedure

Applicants must obtain application forms from the website. Filled application forms can be sent to Institute for Limnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Closing date

End of January


The Austrian Development Co-operation

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Austrian Academy of Sciences

The statutory mission of promoting the sciences in every respect, and in the awareness of its social, cultural and economic responsibility, the Academy promotes and conducts application-oriented basic research.
Renowned researchers from Austria and abroad have formed a comprehensive knowledge pool covering a wide array of disciplines for the sake of progress in science as a whole. All of the Academy's activities are closely networked at national, EU, and international level with university and non-university partners.
As a learned society, the Academy contributes decisively to assuring a highly competitive Austrian research, advising decision-makers in politics, business, and society on science-related issues while informing the interested public about major scientific discoveries. The Academy's members support this process by making their broad range of expertise available for the Academy's activities.
The Academy gives new impetus by taking up new, forward-looking research areas. Scientific quality, innovation potential and sustainability are the main criteria for the Academy's research profile. As centres of excellence, the Academy's research institutions must stand the test of international competition in the form of periodic evaluations.
The Academy offers fellowships to talented young scholars in promotion programmes that are committed exclusively on the standards of the international scientific community, thus giving highly qualified junior scientists an opportunity to develop scientific expertise. In granting awards, the Academy commends outstanding scientific achievements.

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