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GEM Joint Master programme

Erasmus+ MSc in geo-information science and Earth observation for Environmental modelling and management

GEM is a two-year MSc in “Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management”. GEM is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree Programme (EMJMD). Thanks to funding from the Erasmus+ programme, we can offer 60 full MSc scholarships across four intakes, starting in September 2022. Students with other scholarships or alternative sources of funding are also warmly welcomed.

  • A unique international experience

    I believe pursuing my GEM-MSc course was perhaps the most satisfying, enjoyable and learning experience in my life.

    Influenced and inspired by Erasmus, this course helped not only put a feather to my academic qualification, with a world-class learning experience but redefined the meaning of learning in many facets

    Debajyoti Bhowmick (India), Consultant, Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management

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Four different tracks for a two-year programme 


Urban-Rural Interactions

Land Use Systems

Ecosystems & Natural Resources

Food Security

Year 1

University of Tartu

University of Tartu

Lund University

Lund University

Year 2

ITC (University of Twente)

UC Louvain 

ITC (University of Twente)

UC Louvain

Discover the GEM universities

ITC (University of Twente)

Lund University

UC Louvain

University of Tartu

ITC (University of Twente): Natural Resource Management

Lund University: Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing & Ecosystem modelling

UC Louvain: Land Management (Land Use Sytems track) / Food Security (Food Security track)

University of Tartu: Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing & Ecosystem modelling

How to apply?

Applying to the GEM programme can be done in just a few steps and is free of cost. Just follow the steps on our application procedure page:

The deadline for applications is:

January 15th, 2023 at 23.59 CET

The tuition fee and additional costs are to be fully paid in advance to cover the total duration of the course. Applicants can request the facility to pay their total expenses in two equal annual instalments.

Learn more about the finances of the GEM programme

The GEM Master Course was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned tons and made friends from all over the world. I constantly recommend the course, not only because it is an excellent academic opportunity, but also because it is a life-changing opportunity.Read more testimonials

Diana Diaz (Colombia), Project Manager, Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt

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