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Requirements and Application

Academic Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a three-year Bachelor of Science degree in Geodesy, Geoinformation or related topics, such as Geoscience, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Electrical Engineering.

In detail applicants must have a total of at least 24 credits from Mathematics, Physics and Programming.
Further they must have a total of at least 48 credits from at least two of the following six research areas

  • Physical Geodesy, Space Geodesy, Geodynamics and Earth System Research,
  • Data Analysis, Modeling and Scientific Computing in the context of Geoscience
  • Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision and Robotics,
  • Geodetic  Measurement Technology, Engineering Geodesy and Satellite Measurement Technology,
  • Algorithmics, Spatial Databases, Geo-Information and Geo-Information Systems,
  • Urban Development, Land Readjustment and Real estate Evaluation and Land Management.

Based on the application documents, the examination board will decide your eligibility for the Master's program.

Language Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills

  • TOEFL paper-based: 575 points
  • TOEFL internet-based: 90 points
  • IELTS: 6.5

Native English speakers; German, Swiss, Austrian citizens with Abitur/Matura; and students who received their first degree entirely in English do not have to submit language certificates.

Mandatory Documents for your Application (in English):

  • Bachelor's Certificate of a at least three-year Bachelor's degree
  • Transcript of Records of your Bachelor's Degree
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • TOEFL or IELTS result
  • Curriculum Vitae and letter of motivation (Template)

Please note, we do not consider GRE scores.

Bachelor Certificate

In case you have not yet finished your bachelor's studies before the application deadline expires, you can apply without a final bachelor's certificate.  We'll check your application preliminary, using the documents you provide up to that time. Please note that the final bachelor's certificate needs to be submitted within the first semester of your studies!

Transcript of Records

We only accept official transcripts of records from the university you graduated from in English or German. The transcript MUST display  names and credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) for each individual course you have covered during your studies.

Language Certificates

If you got your first degree entirely in English  you do not have to submit language certificates. Please provide an official document which proves the language of instruction, e.g., diploma supplement or exam regulations. Also native English speakers; German, Swiss, Austrian citizens with Abitur/Matura  do not have to submit language certificates. Everybody else need to proof of their English skills by TOEFL or IELTS. 

Curriculum Vitae

We provide a template for your Curriculum Vitae which includes a letter of motivation as well. You can download this template as a .docx file or just copy the Google Doc to create your personal resume and attend it to your application. Please note that it is mandatory to use this template for your application.

Application Deadline

  • non-EU/EWR citizens
    • from 06 January 2020 till 15 June 2020
  • EU/EWR citizens
    • from 06 January 2020 till 31 August 2020

Online Application

Apply through the Online-Application at the Online Application Portal for Graduate Programs. !!! Please do not send your documents by postal mail !!!

For maintenance reasons, this service will not be available from 10 pm (CET) until 7 am (CET).

The review process may take 6 to 8 weeks. You'll be informed about the decision by Email. Please refrain from question about the status of your application by mail. Instead you may check the status of your application by logging into your application account.