Master degree program in Geospatial Technologies

Education objectives

The International Master Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of:

- Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA), NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS), Lisboa, Portugal;

- University of Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (IFGI), Münster, Germany;

- Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellon, Spain.

This Master Program has been selected by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission as one of the most excellent Master Programs in Europe.

The three-semester English-speaker Masters program will enroll up to 32 students per year, starting in the Fall Semester of the academic year 2015/16. 

The first semester at NOVA IMS offers different learning paths, addressing the previous know-how and requirements of the students. The courses at NOVA IMS provide modules in data modeling and GI basics. The second semester at IFGI provides basic and advanced courses in Geoinformatics. In addition, courses in key competencies (project management, research methods) are provided. The Master thesis in the third semester is closely linked to ongoing research projects of one of the partner institutions.

Based on the successful Master's assessment the three universities will award the joint degree "Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies".

Applications - academic year 2019/2020
To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end, until May 9th. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

General characterization

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Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs


Marco Octávio Trindade Painho

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Degree pre-requisites

Conditions of admittance

The requirements of the applications are:

Adequate Bachelor's degree (or Master's degree);

English language proof (TOEFL 500 paper-based or equivalent);

Strong motivation;

High-level achievements in previous academic and professional careers.

Evaluation rules