2 to 3 years *

1+ to 1,5 years *

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree **

University entry qualification **


Master of Science (MSc)

Academic Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

Target group

Graduates from various disciplines

Persons from various practice-oriented professional domains


Science-based / oriented towards management

Applied / oriented towards advanced applications


12 – 15 hrs per week (average)

12 – 15 hrs per week (average)


twice a year (March / October) *

twice a year (March / October) *

Tuition fee

€ 9,800.- *

€ 5,400.- *

* applies to the Salzburg Global Campus; may differ, if delivered through a partner site: see Study locations
** equivalent qualifications may be accepted – for more details please contact the UNIGIS Office

How do I know which study program suits me best? Seven questions that may support your decision:

  • Do I aim at gaining a general overview of the GIS technologies and want to apply them to solve practical problems? Or do I need to manage projects in Geoinformatics and coordinate teams? For the first consider UNIGIS professional, for the latter UNIGIS MSc is better suited.

  • Might the costs be an issue? May I qualify for financial support through my employer or national agencies, or through various scholarships?

  • What are the study workload and study duration? For how long can I schedule a constant workload for my studies? If applicable, could my partner/my family support me during the studies?

  • How about my personal motivation to study? For how long can I maintain my motivation and which factors does it depend on?

  • How important is an academic qualification for me and/or my career?

  • Am I interested in the active and scientific investigation in the field of Geoinformatics or am I rather a practicioner, who is interested in developing applications?

  • What is my educational background? Do I fulfil the program entry requirements? What is my English language proficiency level?