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Visual Computing and Communication (VCC), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Visual Computing and Communication (VCC) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology where students can be active in the areas of image processing and communication, image analysis, computer vision, computer graphics, augmented reality, visualisation, visual analytics, as well as web-based and network applications. Our graduates combine technological and business aspects to create products and services for our ocular-centric world.

Visual Computing and Communication is a perfect Masters education for those who are fascinated by the algorithms and services that handle visual information in today’s digital society. Students with excellent skills in data and signal processing, linear algebra, probability, and programming will thrive on this programme, which provides opportunities to solve real-world problems and to create new innovative solutions. There is a growing community of technologists and innovators in this challenging, yet rewarding field.

What are the career opportunities?

Our graduates become professionals with an expertise in dealing with visual information. Some may work on computer vision problems in the area of robotics or autonomous vehicles. Others may work on visualisation problems for visual analytics. Many may be drawn to the new world of augmented reality. Careers are made, for example, as an engineer at a telecommunications company, a software developer in the area of e-commerce, a technology innovation consultant, the founder of a tech start-up chasing global markets, or even a PhD researcher at a university in Europe.

Where can I study Visual Computing and Communication?

Entry - 1st year (common courses)

  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
  • University of Trento (UniTN)

Exit - 2nd year (specialisation)

  • Communication Services and Applications at BME
  • Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis at UniTN
  • Mobile Visual Computing at KTH
  • Web-based Applications at Aalto

Programme specialisation:

  • Communication Services and Applications
  • Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis
  • Mobile Visual Computing
  • Web-based Applications 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Visualization and Computer Graphics 
  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers 
  • Business Development Lab of Entrepreneurship Engineers 
  • Summer Course- Entrepreneurship for Engineers 


If you wish to apply to this programme you must have a Bachelor of Science in, or be in your final year of studies of:

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Or similar areas

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Application deadline one: 1 February 2019* 
    • Application deadline two: 15 April 2019

    * We recommend non-EU citizens to apply in period one to allow sufficient time for visa.

    Applications are made through our online Application Portal, on our website. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • or related areas.
Previous education must have included basic mathematics courses within linear algebra, Fourier methods and probability theory, as well as basic object-oriented programming.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs
  • Helsinki, Finland

    975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Budapest, Hungary

    172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs
  • Trento, Italy

    700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


In order to attract outstanding talent, we offer financial support including a wide range of merit-based scholarships as well as tuition fee reductions and waivers.

No separate application form for the EIT Digital Scholarship is needed. When you apply to the EIT Digital Master School in the application portal, you will only be asked to confirm whether you apply for an EIT Digital Master School scholarship.

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