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, or a >pre-registration for first-time students at PLUS. Your application consists of the application form for admission and required additional documents:

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

For evaluating the application a detailed documentation of the course contents of the first degree is necessary (e.g., diploma supplement or curriculum). English translations of these documents are accepted. These documents can first be sent via Email for evaluation by the University of Salzburg. When the evaluation leads to a positive assessment, the original documents have to be presented at the registration office during a personal appointment, scheduled during >online preregistration.

For the English language certificate in C1, the University accepts a certificate of studies that were provided in English language and were lasting at least 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

In case of a conditional admission, with additional credits having to be earned 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.

Admissions contacts at the University of Salzburg