Admission Procedure to  “Applied Geoinformatics” Master Studies

Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg is offered as a graduate, two year, English language programme accessible from a range of undergraduate qualifications. Bachelor level graduates from ‘spatially oriented disciplines’ like Geography, Surveying / Geomatics, Geoinformatics or Cartography can be admitted without additional coursework. Candidates with a bachelor level or higher qualification in other relevant fields like computer science, ecology, geosciences, environmental sciences, social sciences of economics can be ‘conditionally’ admitted with additional credit requirements of up to 45 ECTS.


Funding needs to be assured prior to the registration at the university. The Austrian Agency for international mobility (OEAD) has a database providing information on scholarships for international students: > National (home country) and international funding organizations should be considered as well.

Admission Procedure

The admission procedure starts with the application for admission, completing a form and preparing required additional documents:

  • Required Documents for Admission: The following documents have to be provided together with the application form for admission (original documents or as a certified copies):
    • Degree award of the completed studies;
    • Transcript of studies including all grades;
    • Curriculum of the completed studies;
    • English language competencies (C1) – see below.

For an indicative pre-evaluating of an application a detailed documentation of the course contents of the first degree is necessary (e.g., diploma supplement or curriculum). English language versions or translations of all documents are accepted, these be sent via Email to studium[at] for evaluation by the University of Salzburg.

When this preliminary evaluation of ‘admissibility’ leads to a positive assessment, candidates are welcome to submit their formal application to the Admissions Office. This has to include the original documents (or certified copies) mentioned above. After a positive formal evaluation, you will receive a letter of admission. As a next step a personal appointment for enrolment has to be scheduled through >online preregistration.

In case of a conditional admission, with additional credits to be completed during the master studies, the applicant will be informed about requirements during the admission process.

As a general rule  applicants already need to have completed their bachelor’s or other degree before submitting an application for admission to the Master program.

Dates for Admission

Students from third countries have to submit their application for admission (including the admission form and required documents) until:

  • 10.1. for admission in the summer semester
  • 10.8. for admission in the winter semester.

In particular when visa, travel and accommodation arrangements need to be completed and earlier submission is strongly recommended!

Students from within the EU can submit their application for admission (including the admission form and required documents) also during a grace period. Until the end of the grace period the payment of all tuition fees respectively the student union fee have to be completed. The grace periods end:

  • April 30 for the summer semester
  • November 30 for the winter semester.

Tuition Fees

Depending on the progress in your studies and your country of origin, tuition fees may be due. Information on whether tuition fees are to be paid can be found >here.

English Language

For the English language competence on C1 level, the university accepts ‘Matura’/’Abitur’ high school leaving certificates including English as a subject, a documentation of studies completed in English language (minimum duration four semesters); or one of the following certificates:

  • Cambridge Exams (Skala 0-230):
    C1 Advanced (=CAE): A, B, C bzw. Cambridge English Scale Score ≥ 180
    C2 Proficiency (=CPE): Bestanden bzw. Cambridge English Scale Score ≥ 180
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    IELTS Academic (Skala 1-9): ≥ 6,5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic
    PTE Academic (Skala 10-90): ≥ 76
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    TOEFL IBT (Skala 0-120): ≥ 95

Admissions contacts at the University of Salzburg