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Entry Requirements

We are looking for students who are self-disciplined and show initiative, are independent thinkers but also team players and are interested in art, science and technology. Is this a profile you recognize yourself in? Then read on for our entry requirements!

You are eligible to be admitted to the Cartography programme, if you have:

Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related discipline
Already obtained an university Bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline related to cartography, geo-information, geography, geodesy, geology or computer science.
English language proficiency
(as the programme is completely taught in English)
One of the following English language tests can be accepted as proof of proficiency:
  • IELTS Academic Module: Minimum score 6.5 The British Council can send it to TUM directly. Please give our exact address: TU München, Immatrikulationsamt, Arcisstr. 21, D-80333 München
  • TOEFL iBT: 88, CbT: 234, PbT: 605, TOEFL ITP is not accepted. If you send TOEFL to us via ETS, please use the following TOEFL code: University 7806, department 99 ("any department not listed").
  • Cambridge Certificates Cambridge Main Suite: CAE or CPE: level A, B or C
  • Pearson English Language Test PTE Academic with an Overall Score of at least 65 points.
You are considered to be proficient in English and you do not need to provide an English language test score if:
  • You are a native English speaker;
  • Your previous (current) university education has been conducted in English. In this case you need an official certificate from your university confirming that the language of tuition was English.

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.