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.

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 - 4th call for applications
The applications are online, in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, from July 27th to August 17th 2021, where the applicants must fill the form in this platform and upload their Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter. This Master has a special agreement regarding the application fee, so to be exempt of this fee (€51), the applicant must choose “voucher” in the payment method and submit the code: “NOVAIMS_GEOTECH”.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs


Marco Octávio Trindade Painho

Opening date

September 2021



1.500€ / semester


After working hours

Teaching language


Degree pre-requisites

Conditions of admittance

The requirements of the applications are:

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

Strong motivation;

High-level achievements in previous academic and professional careers.

Evaluation rules