Am I eligible for the MSc program?

To be eligible for the “Geographical Information Science & Systems (UNIGIS MSc)” you need to

  • hold a relevant Bachelor degree from recognised national or international universities. Equivalent qualifications can be recognised by the Program Director. This requires at least the general university entrance qualification and several years of professional experience in the field of geoinformatics.
  • prove sufficient English language skills (language level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework (CEF), or equivalent qualifications).

The Program Director decides on the admission to the study program with regards to available study places considering all application documents, and the admission interview (if applicable).

Tuition fees

The tuition fee includes all registration fees at University of Salzburg (e.g. fees for university services, and the Austrian Student Union).

Additional costs for the communication during the study time (broadband internet, etc.), for hardware, or for optional trips to summer schools, workshops or conferences are excluded from the tuition fee.

In case a student exceeds the study end date, no further courses or exams can be taken. It is possible, however, to agree on a study extension with the Director of Studies, which then is subject to an additional extension fee.

For details about the tuition fees see Study locations.

  • Checklist before you register

    • Check if you fulfil the requirements. In case of doubt, we are happy to advise.
    • Clarify the financing of your study, e.g. if your employer is willing to support your study.
    • Set up your time management. Consider your family, job, and friends.
  • Application Documents

    • Cover letter with your motivation to apply for the program
    • Student Application Form – signed
    • UNIGIS Terms of Participation – signed
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • All degrees and certificates mentioned in the student application form and curriculum vitae (originals may be requested for verification)
    • A copy of the passport or national identity card
    • A proof of your English language proficency: CEF (min. B2), IELTS (min. 6.0), TOEFL (min. 72) or equivalent metrics. Certificates of higher school leaving exams (e.g. Matura, K-12, GCE A-levels) may be accepted.
    • A recent photograph
    • Optional: Recommendation letter of an UNIGIS alumni or employer