M.Sc. On Campus


TU Dresden

24 months
5640 EUR/year
4490 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Spatial context is relevant to an enormous amount of questions, problems and decisions. Maps and cartographic communication processes are keys for enabling humans to deal with this context in an efficient way. We offer a MSc in Cartography at TU Dresden. 


The four semester MSc Cartography programme at TU Dresden starts every year in winter semester (October) and will enrol up to 25 students from all over the world. Language of instruction is English. The full-time programme awards a total of 120 ECTS.

With a high concentration of scientific competence, the programme is outstanding not only in Europe. The four involved universities complement each other to provide an exceptional programme with excellent job employment prospects in this interdisciplinary field. The programme takes place at all four cooperating universities and is completely taught in English. 

Programme introduction

The programme takes place at all four cooperating universities and is completely taught in English. Students stay together as a group during the whole time and have to spend their 1st semester at TUM in Germany. Then they have to study the 2nd semester at TU Vienna in Austria. After that they study their 3rd semester at TU Dresden in Germany. During the first and third semester, online modules from the University of Twente are integrated in the curriculum. In the 4th semester students prepare their Master’s thesis at one of the four participating universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cartographic Foundations
  • Geo-Information
  • Geovisualization and Geostatistics
  • Principles of Databases
  • Spatial Decision Support System
  • Visual Databases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Already obtained an university Bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline related to cartography, geo-information, geography, geodesy, geology or computer science.
Selection of course participants will also be based on:
  • Motivation and talent;
  • Academic qualification and academic potential (knowledge in cartography, computer science, mathematics, geodesy, other geo, natural and environmental sciences);
  • Study progress and results obtained in previous education (e.g. based on GPA);
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Practical experience in the geo field will be an advantage.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5640 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11280 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4490 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8980 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Dresden

756 - 1107 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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