Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, through the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, offers four scholarships to Georgians who want to study Hydropower development at the master’s level at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim/Norway. Scholarships are tenable for two-year master programmes starting in 2021 and 2022.
About 80 percent of Georgia’s electricity demand is covered by local hydropower plants. The construction of hydro power plants in Georgia has a long tradition, which has been reactivated in recent years. Both large power plants with reservoirs and small hydropower plants are under construction or being planned.
Norway has a long tradition in developing hydropower. Hydropower is the mainstay of the Norwegian electricity system. Norway has 1660 hydropower plants, which accounts for 31 837 or 96 % of total installed capacity. Norway and NTNU has developed competence at the highest international level within environmentally friendly development and operation of hydropower plants.
NTNU’s International master's degrees are programmes taught entirely in English. The master’s degree programme in hydropower extends over two academic years (4 semesters) and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.
The programme in hydropower development is run by The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students and researchers graduating from the department’s programs provide both the public and private sectors with expertise and skills in the areas of civil and transportation engineering, structural engineering, water and wastewater engineering, and hydraulic engineering.
The first year consists of a series of foundational courses and a larger group project where the students apply knowledge from the other courses by conducting a pre-feasibility study of the development alternatives in a Norwegian river system. This involves learning how to combine techniques, environment and economy to secure success.
Second year and final year consists of four compulsory advanced courses in the autumn, while the entire spring semester is dedicated to the master's thesis.
With a master’s degree in Hydropower Development you will have interesting engineering career prospects in Georgia:
NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarter in Trondheim in Central Norway.
NTNU is the largest university in Norway, with more than 40 000 students. About 5000 employees work with teaching, research and dissemination (academic positions), off which more than 42 per cent are women and more than 30 per cent are international. NTNU has close cooperation with SINTEF, an R&D organization with 1800 employees.
NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.
Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway.
Trondheim has the perfect mix of urban life and scenic surroundings. In the summer months you can fish for salmon in the river, right in the middle of town. Great hiking and ski trails are just a short tram-ride away.
The scholarships will cover:
To qualify for admission to the MSc programme in Hydropower Development, you must have:
Students applying to an International master's programme at NTNU must fulfil and be able to document, at least one of the English language requirements listed below to be eligible for admission.
English tests must be no more than two years old at the time of applying to NTNU. This means that tests taken more than two years from the application date will not be accepted. The exception is the Cambridge test (CAE, First Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency), for which there is no expiration date.
To be eligible to apply you will need to have at least one of the requisites in the list below:
Please contact one of the contact persons at Georgian Technical University or Ilia State University for more information and a pre-vetting of your qualifications.
Application for the scholarships shall be submitted to NVE after you have been admitted to the programme by NTNU.
Ministry of economy and sustainable development of Georgia: Nana Imedashvili, firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgian Technical University: Paata Tsintsadze, email@example.com
Ilia State University: Murman Margvelashvili, firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Norwegian Embassy Tbilisi: David Magradze, David.Magradze@mfa.no
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate: Kirsten Winther Westgaard, email@example.comNorwegian University of Science and Technology: Admissions for master's degree students: firstname.lastname@example.org