Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics Master Program for International Students in Germany for 2025/26

Research Scholarship in Applied Science , in Natural Science
  • Germany, Germany
  • Apply Before : October 15, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6948
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTS
  • Fields of study Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 18 Months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences offers a Master’s Degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics to international students for the 2025/26 academic year. Students worldwide can apply to this program as self-financed or DAAD Scholarship applicants.

The Master’s degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics aims to train senior engineers in future information and land management projects. Also, it trains national authorities involved in mapping, land consolidation, photogrammetry, forestry, agriculture, cadastre, rural and urban planning, or environmental monitoring. The Course offers scientific and practical training in photogrammetry, geoinformatics, and remote sensing. The program aims to transfer cutting-edge techniques into practice under various technological conditions.

Throughout the course, students will practice skills ranging from scanning and acquiring digital elevation models and automated aero-triangulation to orthoimage generation, topographic, and thematic mapping. They will also experience dealing with alternative data sources, such as high-resolution remote sensing satellites, radar, and airborne laser scanning, and complete modern photogrammetric education.

The key topics in geoinformatics include acquisition, analysis, storage, retrieval, and display of spatial data, considering Earthʼs physical features and the manufactured environment. Please note that this Master’s program is a full-time research project comprising the elaboration of a Masterʼs thesis within six months concludes the program.

Brief Details of the Program

  • Application Deadlines: 
  1. Admission Application Deadline for non-EU Countries Applicants: 15 April 2025
  2. Admission Application Deadline for EU Countries Applicants: 15 July 2025
  3. DAAD Scholarship Application Deadline for 2025: 15 October 2024
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Host University: Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart)
  • Funding Body: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Country: Germany
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Course Duration: 18 months with two months of language preparation
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Field of Study: Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

Eligibility Criteria for Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics

To apply for a Master’s degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants from developing countries, especially for the DAAD Scholarship.
  • Applicants must provide a Bachelor’s degree in Geodesy, Geography, Agriculture, civil engineering, or Forestry or relevant degrees in geodata or spatial-related technologies.
  • Evidence of at least two years of competent professional experience.
  • Provide English language proficiency certificates IELTS: Band 6,0 or higher OR TOEFL: computer-based at least 213 scores, paper-based at least 550 scores, and internet-based at least 80.
  • Must have an excellent mathematical and computer background or knowledge.

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Scholarship Details

The DAAD scholarship provides great funding for the duration of the study program that includes the following:

  • Monthly allowance of 934 Euros for the master’s degree and 1300 Euros for Ph.D. studies
  • Health insurance, accident, and personal liability payments
  • Travel cost
  • Under certain circumstances, scholarship holders may receive the following additional benefits:
    • Monthly rent subsidy
    • Monthly allowance for accompanying members of the family
  • Please check the details here for the DAAD Scholarship for the academic year 2025/26.
  • Also, check the Course’s official website for other funding options, such as those offered by HFT Stuttgart and scholarships from different donors.

Supporting Application Documents

Applicants should provide the following required documents to apply for the Master of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics course:

  • Filled application form for admission (guidelines)
  • Duly filled in and hand-signed DAAD checklist
  • DAAD application form (green)
  • One Letter of Motivation indicating the applicant’s choice of postgraduate program (s), describing their previous and current professions, goals, objectives, and plans with the current date
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) in Europass Format
  • University Degree certificates and a certified translation for non-German or English documents
  • Transcript(s) of the previous degree
  • Grading scheme(s) indicating grading system
  • Work certificates indicating two years of experience from the employer(s) (originals or certified copies)
  • Reference letter from the current employer with letterhead, date, signature, and official stamp
  • A reference letter from a past employer or applicant’s previous university with letterhead, date, signature, and official stamp
  • Proof of English language proficiency from non-native English-speaking countries
  • Secondary school leaving certificate (GCE O- and A-level, Baccalauréat, high school diploma
  • Uncertified copy of passport or identity card
  • One passport photo with 35 mm × 45 mm size and the applicant’s name on the back
  • Other helpful documents, including courses, rank in the class, and awards


  • Applications must be submitted in English or German
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • If you are applying for multiple courses, you must provide one motivation letter explaining your choices and priorities; failure to do so may result in application rejection or scholarship withdrawal.
  • Check University requirements for certified copies.

Selection Process

The following is the selection process for the applicants:

  • Candidates meet academic standards for success in German study programs (top-third performance, language proficiency).
  • Candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Candidates possess a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Candidates demonstrate a development-focused motivation with a commitment to social responsibility and fostering change in their personal and professional spheres post-training/scholarship.

How to Apply for the Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics?

Apply directly to the chosen study program:

  • Step 1: Submit your complete application(s) directly to the course.
  • Step 2: A selection committee identifies potential candidates for a DAAD scholarship.
  • Step 3: Contacted candidates upload their complete application to the DAAD Portal.
  • Step 4: Finalize the selection process; inform candidates accordingly.

Note: Ensure you have PDF copies of all application documents ready for potential DAAD scholarship suggestions and upload them to the DAAD Portal.

Correspondence and express delivery address:

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart
M.Sc. Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics
Matthias Roth
Schellingstraße 24
70174 Stuttgart

Please contact:

Secretariat Geomatics (Sekretariat Vermessung) Hochschule für Technik
Room 2/109
phone: +49 711 8926-2606
e-mail: master-pg(at)hft-stuttgart.de


Please visit the university’s website or read the FAQs section for more information about the program content, benefits, and curriculum. You may also visit the DAAD website.


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