UNIGIS Distance Learning

Postgraduate qualifications in Geographic 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 programmes in Geographic Information Science. As a founding member of UNIGIS, the University of Salzburg offers two programmes 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 (MSc) programme qualifies the graduates as project, team or department leaders. Both programmes provide an understanding of the conceptual, technical, and organisational aspects of GIScience and are offered in German and English language.

UNIGIS is the first continuing education programme (“Universitätslehrgang”) at a national university in Austria to be successfully accredited by the national accreditation agency, AQ Austria. Graduates join a group of 1500+ alumni who excel as leaders and experts in institutions and companies all over the world.


Upcoming Starts:

UNIGIS professional: 01 March 2023
UNIGIS Master of Science: 01 March 2023


Find detailed information about the UNIGIS programs on the UNIGIS Website!

UNIGIS Programmes

  • UNIGIS Professional
  • 4-6Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
The UNIGIS Master’s programme 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
  • 2-3Semester
  • CertificateAcademic degree
  • 60ECTS
  • OnlineStudy
The UNIGIS Professional programme offers professionals the opportunity to acquire application-oriented skills in geoinformatics. Admission is generally based on proof of 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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