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University of M√ľnster


M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Geosciences
English only
Summer semester:  30 Nov/15 Jan
Winter semester:  15 Jul
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) in a subject-related course of study.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.

A relevant subject is a study in the geoinformatics course at a German or foreign university. Degrees in other geospatial courses with a mathematical information science basis (e.g. computer science, geodesy, surveying, geosciences) are relevant if at least 120 credit points have been acquired within their framework that is equivalent to the credit points of the course bachelor of science "Geoinformatics" at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität.

The prerequisite for equivalence is given if competencies have been successfully acquired in the following areas:

  1. Mathematical competencies in linear algebra and analysis.
  2. Knowledge of algorithms and data structures.
  3. Advanced knowledge of relational databases and common database systems.
  4. Knowledge of software engineering and the ability to do so to apply to the development of geosoftware.
  5. Knowledge of architectures and methods for the distributed storage and processing of geospatial information.
  6. Competence in the acquisition and statistical analysis of Spatio-temporal data.
  7. Competence in the application of geospatial information technology for solving geoscientific questions.
  8. Acquisition and statistical analysis of Spatio-temporal data.

An applicant does not have access to the master's program in geoinformatics if he/she has finally failed an examination from the geoinformatics course or a comparable course. An applicant has no access to the master's program in geoinformatics if he/she has finally failed an examination as part of an additional module in the bachelor's program in geoinformatics and the module was one that was required to study in the master's program is or a compulsory elective module, in its place no other module can be successfully completed.

Language Requirements

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

min 550
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants who have previously completed the bachelor's degree in geoinformatics at the Westfälische WilhelmsUniversität can also prove their English language skills through the achievements documented in the transcript of records or in certificates in English-language courses during the bachelor's degree. The proof is not required for applicants whose native language is English or who have already completed a bachelor's degree that was conducted in English.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)May 01 (EU)May 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:November 01 (German)November 01 (EU)November 01 (Non EU)

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
directly at University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please make sure to be able to submit certified copies of the following documents on very short notice:

  1. Bachelor diploma and transcript.
  2. Master diploma and transcript (if applicable).
  3. Passport.

The university will ask you to provide the before-mentioned documents in case the evaluation of your online applications shows that you can be admitted to the program. No official acceptance letter can be issued before having received those certified documents.

Additional information for applicants from P.R. China and Mongolia: applicants with Chinese diplomas need a certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centre (Akademische Pr√ľfstelle - APS) at the German Embassy Beijing.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website