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University of Münster

Geoinformatics and Spatial Data Scienсе

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Geodesy & Geoinformatics, Informatics, Remote Sensing, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems
18 winter/12 summer
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 31 May/15 Jul
Summer semester: 30 Nov/15 Jan
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

The MSc Geoinformatics in Münster is a consecutive study program that is based on the completion of a suitable BSc study program (e.g., Geoinformatics, Computer Science, Geodesy). It has a strong focus on software development and algorithmic processing of geospatial data. Therefore, an important basic requirement for admission is a bachelor's degree in a study program that includes a minimum of 80 credit points (ECTS) of courses that impart at least 4 of the following competencies:

  • mathematics - linear algebra and analysis,
  • algorithms and data structures,
  • software engineering,
  • architectures and methods for the distributed storage and processing of (spatial) information,
  • acquisition and statistical analysis of spatiotemporal data,
  • application of information technologies for solving geoscientific research questions.

Here, a minimum of 10 credit points must apply to “software engineering and programming”.

A preliminary transcript of records of at least 150 ECTS credit points is sufficient for the application. At the time of admission, you must have completed the bachelor's degreе.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

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Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
An already passed study program with English as a medium of instruction is also valid as proof.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
18 winter/12 summer
directly at University
Application Fee:


Application Documents

  1. Proof of general or relevant subject-related university entrance qualification.
  2. Proof of the existence of a first professional qualification. If no final certificate is available at the time of application, a provisional certificate must be submitted, in which at least the grades of the first five semesters (at least 150 credit points) have been received. If no provisional certificate is issued by the university, the transcript of records is sufficient for the time being. The proof must be available at least as a certified copy. The final certificate must be presented upon enrollment in the event of admission.
  3. Proof of sufficient language skills (see language requirements).
  4. CV in EU format.
  5. Evidence of coursework and examinations completed (e.g. Transcript of Records).
  6. Letter of motivation for participating in the master's program.
  7. At least 2 letters of reference.
  8. Certified copy of ID card.
  9. Passport photo.
  10. If necessary, further documents in which the suitability and motivation for the desired course of study are presented (e.g. references, proof of internships or other relevant additional qualifications).
  11. If necessary, documents that prove the existence of a special hardship situatiοn.


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Further Information

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