University of Twente, ITC
Link to information on COVID: https://www.utwente.nl/en/service-portal/topics/coronavirus/
University of Lund
Link to information on COVID: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about-lund-university/universitys-handling-coronavirus
University of Tartu
Link to information on COVID: https://www.ut.ee/en/corona
Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
Link to information on COVID: https://uclouvain.be/en/discover/mesures-prises-a-l-uclouvain-dans-le-cadre-de-la-covid-19.html
Please refer to the admission requirements for more information on the English proficiency prerequisite.
If you are a national of one of the following countries, we will not ask you to provide evidence of an English language test.
For the list please check: The list of countries with exemptions.
If you are applying for the Erasmus+ Scholarship we need all documents before the deadline of 15th March 2021.
If you are self-funded we need it at least 3 months before the start of the course.
No. The requirement is a First class or Upper Second (2.1) class BSc degree or equivalent.
The description of the provisional research topic is to contain a concise description of the research you propose. This should not be more than about 1000 words (about 1 to 2 pages of standard text).
In April/May the GEM consortium has to send to the EU, the list with the candidates, and reserve candidates, who are provisionally accepted and recommended for an Erasmus + Scholarship. You can expect to hear about the scholarship results in May/June 2021.
First check your spam or junk mail and if you still have not received please contact the GEM Education Support office via email : email@example.com
- European citizens pay € 18,000 tuition fee for the whole course.
- Non-European citizens pay € 18,000 tuition fee for the whole course.
Approximately 15 EM scholarships are awarded each year.
Applicants should have a first or upper second class (2.1) BSc honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university in a discipline related to the course.
You can find the detailed Programme Guide for all study tracks at all partners universities here.
Yes, but we will assist you wherever possible. The visas required for your second year will be handled once you start the GEM course.
We strongly advise you not to bring your partner for the full duration of the whole course.
The cost of living in the EU varies slightly from country to country. As an example, accommodation and living costs in the Netherlands are estimated at a minimum of € 850 per month.
No. The course starts in September every year.
Participants are required to have a laptop/notebook that meets the foundation year university requirements.
Course participants can either bring their own laptop/notebook or purchase one from other sources as long as they meet the minimum requirements.
No, the entire programme is taught in English.
Yes, this is allowed. However, the GEM MSc is a programme of full-time study.
Yes. Fieldwork can take place in any country providing that the research proposal is approved by your host university and that the fieldwork can be conducted safely.
Note - If you are an Erasmus+ scholarship holder and the fieldwork takes place in your country of residence, then you will face a deduction in the grant towards your subsistence costs. If you are an Erasmus+ scholarship holder and the fieldwork takes place in a partner country for more than three months, then you will face a deduction in the grant towards your subsistence costs. Information on partner countries can be found here.
You gain more knowledge and expertise because you are studying more topics in greater detail.
120 ECTS MSc is required for entry to many European PhD programmes, as well as increasingly by industry and government.
Not all EU and International employers consider a 60 ECTS Master as a university degree.
Successful graduates are awarded a multiple MSc degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with a specialisation in environmental modelling and management.