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Information for Future Students

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HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should have completed a university bachelor degree in surveying, geodesy, geoinformatics or related fields such as computer science, geography, earth science, civil engineering, or physics with above average grades. Students should be familiar with the concepts of linear algebra, statistics and optimisation theory; they should have a basic understanding of digital imaging/computer vision, satellite positioning, and the Earth gravity field; finally, they need to have basic programming skills. In case of missing basics admission may still be granted, however subject to successfully completing additional courses in which these basics are being taught. Note, that in this case the length of the programme may exceed the normal 2-year cycle. If in doubt, please contact our study coordinator.

Furthermore, candidates must demonstrate that they have a sufficient knowledge of the English language (level C1). This knowledge must be proven by providing an accepted language certificate, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Certificate. Other certificates can be accepted, if Leibniz Universität Hannover establishes the equality with one of the named certificates. Native English speakers and students who have completed a bachelor degree in English are exempt from this requirement. See university's English language requirements.

Alternatively applicants can also apply with a German language certificate (level C1) instead of an English proof of language. See university's German language requirements.

To apply please enter the university's online application sites (page will only be online during application times!), fill in all required information, print it out, sign it and send it back by regular postal mail to the address given in the process. Please also have a look at our FAQ for further question on the application procedure.

Application Period

April 15th – May 31st for winter semester

To apply please enter the application portal and follow the instructions given there.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Since the M.Sc. programme does not provide scholarships, students are encouraged to apply to the German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD – for financial support, see here.

Further useful websites and information on financial help
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

Application

  • Do I need a certain grade in my Bachelor degree to be accepted?

    No, you don't need a certain grade.

  • Will my application be accepted, if I do not have a bachelor degree in Geodesy and Geoinformatics?

    In order to be successful in the course, students should be familiar with the concepts of linear algebra, statistics and optimisation theory; they should have a basic understanding of digital imaging/computer vision, satellite positioning, and the Earth gravity field; finally, they need to have basic programming skills. Usually students with a B.Sc. degree in geodesy, geoinformatics, geomatics or surveying apply for this program, but we do accept students from other disciplines, too.

    In case you have a first degree in Computer Science, an Engineering Science or a similar subject your application might thus still be accepted. In this case you lack some of the required knowledge, so you will receive a conditionale admission, that you are required to successfully complete certain additional courses. Note, that in this case the length of the programme may exceed the normal 2-year cycle!

  • When is the online application site open? Why does the site not work?

    For an application to start studying in October the online application site is open from

    mid April to May 31st for applicants outside the EU and beginning of June to July 15th for EU-applicants.

    For an application to start studying in April the online application site is open from

    mid October to November 30th for applicants outside the EU and beginning of December to January 15th for EU-applicants.

  • Which documents do I need to enclose in my application?

    The list of documents will appear as soon as you go through the online application as well. Originally it is written down in the application regulations (in German language, because it's an official law).
    Please add (all certified copies)

    • Your CV
    • Language certificate (this document is the only one that can be sent or reached in later than the application deadline at the latest with deadline of registration)
    • Application form (online version)
    • Certificate of your first degree (Bachelor)
    • Transcript of records in English or German if needed

    Copies of your original certificates (don’t send originals!) can usually be certified by different institutions in your home country: the institution itself.

  • Can I get a letter of confirmation for applying for a scholarship at DAAD?

    Yes. Please send your documents by email: bachelor degree certificate, transcript of records and a CV.

  • Who is responsible in the application process?

    Generally, all applications are administered in the university’s central registration office. It has a subdivision for international applications from outside the EU. It receives all letters with applications and after the admission’s board decision it writes and sends all official admission letters. At the end of the application process, it registers the students and checks all needed documents.

    The admission board, which decides on the applications, belongs to the Faculty. It is a team of professors, academic staff and students, that holds meetings, discusses about the applications (for example if a bachelor degree is a similar subject to Geodesy or if it is a full admission or a conditional one). In the process of admission the board issues an order (legal enactment) and thereby decides on the applications. Afterwards it gives back the list of applicants for the central registration office to send the letters to the applicants.

    Please also see the organisation chart.

  • How do I accept the place in the programme?

    As said in the admission letter, you will reach in the following documents to be enrolled in university:

    • Filled in registration form (is sent to you together with the admission letter)
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Payment receipt of semester fee
    • Copy of passport and valid visa
    • (If you have been enrolled at another German university in the same study programme you need proof or removal from  their student register additionally)

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Conditional Admission

  • My admission is a conditional admission. What does it mean?

    Your admission has a been offered with a condition to catch up the content of missing subjects: The admission board named specific courses in your admission. It formulated the condition that you have to catch up the basics for our Master's programme within the first two semesters. If you can't pass these courses your admission will expire.

    So there is no need to registrate for extra courses now, nore to pay for anything extra. A detailed descpription of the mentioned courses can be found in the handbook.

    A conditional admission can also contain the condition to submit missing documents like a language certificate with a sufficient level (C1) or a final degree certificate in case the application deadline was before the end of your bachelor degree.

CONTACT OUR STUDY COORDINATOR

M. A. Ilka Westendorff
Programme Coordinator
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Nienburger Straße 1-4
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