UNIGIS Distance Learning

Postgraduate qualifications in Geographical Information Science & Systems are essential for career development and success. UNIGIS is a global network of universities cooperating in the design and delivery of distance learning programs in Geoinformatics. As a founding member of UNIGIS, the University of Salzburg offers two programs to boost the careers of in-service professionals.


While the UNIGIS professional certificate programme is tailored to the needs of GIS practitioners, the UNIGIS Master of Science (CE) program qualifies the graduates as project, team, or department leaders. Both programs provide an understanding of the conceptual, technical, and organisational aspects of GIScience and are offered in Englsih, German and Spanish language.

UNIGIS is the first continuing education programme (“University Program for Further Education”) at a national university in Austria to be successfully accredited by the national accreditation agency, AQ Austria. Graduates join a group of 2700+ alumni who excel as leaders and experts in institutions and companies all over the world.



UNIGIS professional: 01 March / 01 October
UNIGIS Master of Science: 01 March / 01 October

Registration deadline for both programs: 01 February / 01 September

Info-Webinar: We introduce the UNIGIS distance learning programmes in this online webinar and answer your questions. Next webinar: 29 Nov. 2023, 4pm (CET).  Register here. 


You can find detailed information about the UNIGIS programs, admission, and registration on the UNIGIS website!

UNIGIS Programmes

  • UNIGIS professional
  • 4Semester
  • MSc (CE)Academic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
The UNIGIS Master’s program offers working professionals the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate degree in Geoinformatics, with a scientific, management-oriented focus. In principle, admission is based on a completed bachelor’s degree programme.
UNIGIS professional
  • 2Semester
  • Academic Certificate in Geographical Information SystemsAcademic degree
  • 60ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
The UNIGIS professional program offers working professionals the opportunity to acquire application-oriented skills in Geoinformatics. Admission is generally based on proof of a university entrance qualification.
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study
  • Semester
  • Academic degree
  • ECTS
  • Study


University of Salzburg
Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS
Schillerstraße 30
A-5020 Salzburg

Telephone: +43 (0)662-8044-7522

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