TU Dresden

24 months
258 EUR/year
258 EUR/year
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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 master degree in Cartography at TU Dresden. 


The four semester Cartography M.Sc. 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. 

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
  • Introduction to Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Principles of Databases, UT/ITC online module 
  • Scientific Visualization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission or for enrolment (TUMonline form)
  • English language certificate (certified copy)
  • Complete and current résumé (CV)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Subject and grade transcript of studies to date (certified copy)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Preliminary Documentation / VPD certificate (only for applicants with diploma obtained from countries outside of EU/EEA or Switzerland)
  • Documents for enrolment
  • Passport style photo (as for ID)
  • Passport
  • Evidence of student health insurance (issued by a compulsory health insurance company)
  • Degree certificate (certified copy)
  • Diploma (certified copy)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    258 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 129 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    258 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 129 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

129.40 EUR in total (62 EUR student union fee and 67.40 EUR semester ticket fee)


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