MSc in Earth Observation at Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Germany

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg 4 Semesters
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Master of Science (MSc) Onsite

EAGLE is an international English-taught MSc program offered at the University of Würzburg, Germany. It is focusing on Applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis for the environment. The goal of EAGLE is to strengthen the practical use of applied Earth observation in research, planning, and decision making, and to unlock the full potential of remote sensing data analyses in your desired field of application.

“applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis of the Living Environment”

EAGLE lectures, seminars, and practicals provide in-depth methodological knowledge and practical skills and additionally provide a comprehensive overview of the range of remote sensing applications. The potential of Earth observation data analyses for research on and management of forest-, agro-, or coastal ecosystems or the urban sphere – to name only a few examples – will be illuminated. Please browse through our courses in order to get a good overview of content and aims. EAGLE students are subsequently encouraged to further develop and deepen their knowledge and skills tailored to their personal interests during internships and innovation laboratories at international partner institutions of the EAGLE network.

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Course Details:

The EAGLE study program is a joint initiative of the Institute of Geography and Geology at the University of Würzburg, led by the Department of Remote Sensing in collaboration with the Earth Observation Center at the German Aerospace Center (DLR-EOC). The courses are taught in English by a team of internationally recognized researchers from diverse backgrounds.

The accredited (120 ECTS) university degree program is open to students from a variety of disciplines such as geography, geology, hydrology, ecology, biology, and other fields in environmental sciences and studies. For more details on the prerequisites for application, please visit thehow to apply page. For the legal document please go to the official university page.

Enrollment Requirements:

The following documents need to be handed in (in English):

  1. a cover letter stating your interest and motivation (approx. one page)
  2. a CV including two references (No letter of recommendation is needed.)
  3. your BSc or higher degree certificate including a list of all courses and grades (transcripts of records, if available final copy otherwise preliminary one [If you do not have a BSc or MSc yet, please see the FAQ .])
  4. at least 10 ECTS in remote sensing or spatial data analysis (Please list them in your CV.)
  5. at least 5 ECTS in statistics, modeling, programming or remote sensing/GIS (Please list them in your CV.)
  6. a BSc/MSc from a study program conducted in English or a certificate of English language proficiency
  7. certificate of basic German language skills (Proof of this can be handed in one year after acceptance to the study program.)

We will review all applications, and if you are eligible to study in the EAGLE MSc program, you will be invited for an interview (in person or online) before a final decision is made.

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free Of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Natural Science

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Language Requirements:

A BSc/MSc from a study program conducted in English or a certificate of English language proficiency (at least TOEFL: 72; IELTS: 6.0; HZB: 7; GER: B2 [“Abiturniveau”])

Applicants should have German language skills at the A2 level. Proof of this can be handed in one year after acceptance of the study program. A corresponding language course is offered by the university and is recommended in any case, in order for students to gain a basic knowledge of German within the first year of the EAGLE program.

About the University/Institution:

The University of Würzburg, founded in 1402, is one of the oldest German universities with a long tradition in research and teaching excellence. So far, 14 Nobel laureates have worked here during different stages of their careers, including Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered X-rays in Würzburg, and Harald Zur Hausen. The latter received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2008 for discovering that viruses trigger cervical cancer.

More than 29,000 students, including 2,700 young people from abroad, are enrolled at ten faculties. There are 10,000 people who work at the university and its hospital, among them 2,400 academic staff members and 400 professors.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is every year on 15 May.
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