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Information for Future Students

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Applicants should have completed a university bachelor degree in surveying, geodesy, geoinformatics or related fields above average grades. Prospective 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 programming skills.

In case of missing knowledge an 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 programme coordinator.

Language Requirements

Level C1

Sufficient knowledge of the English or German language must be demonstrated by the known certificates.

Application period

October 15th – November 30th for summer semester '21


Since the master degree programme does not provide scholarships, students are encouraged to apply to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for financial support.

Further useful websites and information on financial help


Course details and requirements

  • What does GuG and GnG mean?

    GuG stands for "Geodäsie und Geoinformatik", the programme’s German Name.
    GnG is the abbreviation for the programme’s name Geodesy and Geoinformatics. For more information about the subject visit the introduction.

  • What is the content of this programme? Which lectures will I attend to?

    Please have a look at our Curriculum.

    If you're seeking more details use the handbook: It contains detailed module descriptions and all lectures offered.

  • Will my application be accepted if I didn't graduate 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
    • have a basic understanding of digital imaging/computer vision, satellite positioning and the Earth gravity field
    • have programming skills


    As a rule, students with a Bachelor's degree in geodesy, geoinformatics, geomatics or surveying are the primary appliants for this degree programme.

    Graduates of other disciplines may also be accepted. The selection committee can accepts applicants without a degree in a geodetic subject. This decision will be based on your bachelor degree, especially your previous knowledge and is not negotiable. Most likely, in this case your admission will be tied to certain conditions: You will have to successfully complete additional courses. Note, that in this case the length of the programme may exceed the normal 2-year cycle!

  • Am I eligible to apply?

    Please read the admission requirements carfully. If you meet all requirements, you're welcome to apply.
    If in doubt, please contact the programme coordinator for an estimation in advance.

  • Does the programme require an internship in a company or governmental office?

    No, the degree programme does not require a mandatory internship.

  • Which language level is required?

    For your application you have to send proof of proficiency in either German language or English language. For both applies: level C1 is the required level.

    Please make sure you're enclosing one of the accepted certificates.


  • How do I apply?

    Leibniz University offers its own application portal, which is opened only during the application period. If you feel like you could use some guidance, use the step by step instruction.

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

    Application period for winter intake:

    • April 15th to May 31st for applicants from non-EU countries and June
    • 1st to July 15th for EU-applicants

    Application period for summer intake:

    • October 15th to November 30th for from non-EU countries
    • December 1st 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. Originally it is written down in the application regulations (in German language, because it's an official law).
    Please add to your signed application form the following documents

    • your CV
    • certified copies of
      • language certificate
      • certificate of your bachelor's degree
      • Transcript of records in English or German

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

  • Did you receive my documents?

    Please check the application portal for any status updates.

  • Who is responsible in the application process?

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

    The  selection committee, which members decide on the applications, is part of the Faculty. It is a group 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 committee 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.

  • What happens after my application?

    Your application is the first step of a multistage process. Learn about the following steps in a nutshell:

    • Registration office
      • collects all applications, verifies the correctness
      • forwards it to the department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics (GnG)
    • Department GnG
      • convokes the selection committee
    • Selection committee
      • evaluates all applications
      • decides about admission vs denial
    • Department GnG
      • sends information about decision to Registration office
    • Registration office
      • issues admission letters and uploads it to the application portal
    • Applicant
      • receives admission letter
      • starts visa procedure and prepares for the journey to Germany

Admission and enrolment

  • When do I get to know the selection committee's decision?

    We are working as fast as we can and provide the results one month after the application deadline at the earliest. Please check the status of your application: The registration office will upload your admission letter (PDF), the hard copy will be sent to you by post.

  • 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 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.

  • How do I accept the offered study place?

    The admission letter contains a list of documents you need to send to university and informs you about other things to think about. There are differences, depending on whether you have applied from within the EU or from a country outside the EU.

  • I want to defer my admission. Is this possible?

    Please fill in the request for renewal of admission and send it to the registration office (address given in PDF).

Settling in

Milestones during your studies

Contact our programme coordinator

Dipl.-Ing. Tanja Grönefeld
Programme Coordinator
Office hours
Mo. Please arrange an appointment
Tu. 10:30 - 11:30
Th. 09:30 - 10:30
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Nienburger Straße 1-4
30167 Hannover
Nienburger Straße 1-4
30167 Hannover