University of Münster Scholarships for Master Positions in Geoinformatics (Study in Germany)

Scholarships for Masters program in Geo informatics

Course(s) Offered: Geoinformatics
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: University of Münster
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The University of Münster in Germany is happy to offer Master Scholarships for Positions in Geoinformatics at the university for the current academic year.

The Institute for Geo informatics (ifgi) at the University of Munster is one of the world wide leading institutions in GI Science research. With its Masters program in Geo informatics, ifgi offers a one-semester scholarship (April 1 – August 31, 2011) for world-wide outside students.

The scholarship targets holders of Bachelor degrees in Geo informatics or related areas. The grant-holder will be invited to select a 30 ECTS credit point study program from the ifgi work program.

All applicants applying to the Masters Program in Geoinformatics will be assessed against the following formal admission criteria:
  • The general entry requirements are defined by the respective national and state laws for Higher Education in Germany.
  • All applicants must have an adequate Bachelor degree based on six semesters full time studies (= 180 ECTS credit points) or more, recognized in Germany for admission to graduate studies. The Examination board decides on the equivalence of other degrees.
  • All applicants who are not of English mother tongue have to present a TOEFL certificate with a minimum of 550 points (paper-based), or an equivalent qualification for English. This can be another test from an acknowledged institution, e.g. IELTS (academics 6,5). Another option: you already passed a study program with English as a medium of instruction.
  • Applicants will have to comply with the admission procedure
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
The Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), University of Münster, Münster; Germany

Fields of study
Unique selling points of the Geoinformatics Masters Program are
  • taught entirely in English
  • based on a Bachelors degree in Geoinformatics, or a similar program
  • emphasis on Geoinformatics and geospatial information science instead of focussing on geographic information systems.
Graduates of this study program will continue in having a competitive advantage in the job market.

Number of awards
A maximum of 30 students will be admitted each year (usually, 18 students per winter semester and 12 students per summer semester will be admitted)

Sponsorship duration
Scholarships cover one semester

Scholarship benefits
The ifgi scholarship includes:
  • every month scholarship lump sum of 700 € per month (April 1 August 31, 2011).
  • Tuition waiver for the summer semster 2011.
  • Travel costs, up to 1.000 € according to the actual and documented costs
  • Language work “German for beginners” (if applicable)
  • Pre-arrival and after-arrival support by ifgi.
In addition, candidates are requested to recommend a study program of 30 ECTS credit points, selected from the ifgi work program (to be published beginning of December 2010 at – before, you might get an impression of the work program taking a look at the work program of summer semester 2010).

Method of Application
Applications in English language for the Masters Program in Geoinformatics are to be submitted online. Please make sure to be able to submit certified copies of the following documents on very short notice: your Bachelor diploma and transcript, your Master diploma and transcript (if applicable), and your passport.

Last day to apply is December 15, 2010

The University of Münster is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. It was established 16 April 1780.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2010
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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