GIS Courses outside India

After I have written a post on GIS Courses India , there were many inquires about courses , colleges and private institues on GIS/RS in abroad. I am overwhelmed with such responses through blog comments and offline emails. I’m glad that many people want of information about colleges/Universities offering course in Ge0-information.

I have recieved decent number of queries on the universities in abroad (outside India) which offeres degress at master’s level. I would like to compile them and post. Though the information contained in the blog is not full fledged one. I request you to visit respective university web sites for additional information.

I’m going to list down couple of universities which I aware of

  1. The one and only exclusive university in the field of Geo-Informatics in ITC Netherlands.  The world best university for perusing your masters in the field of GIS/RS. Morethan 50 years of in the field of GIS.  Wide variety of degree/diplomo and research programmes on various levels. If you are from any background say agriculture to computer science you can  persue your masters. Funding and aid is not difficult one if you are potential canditate.   They have partnership with several other academic institues and industry. ITC has tie-up with IIRS India.  I strongly recommend this university if you are keen in persuing your master degree in core Geospatial and earth science.  Visit their official web site for further details  http://www.itc.nl/default.asp . Netherland is good country to live in.
  2. University of Glamorgan –http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/gis/start/welcome.htm
  3. University of Nottinham – Centre for Geospatial Science
  4. University of Redlandshttp://www.institute.redlands.edu/msgis/
  5. Leeds University- Department of Geography –http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/odl/
  6.  University of Salzburg, Germany
  7. University of Zurich, Switzerland-http://www.geo.uzh.ch/en/units/gis/

If you Google you can find n number of universities and colleges offering degree and diplomo in GIS.  The list of universities available in this link http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/education/links/other.html.

If you are indian student aspire to persue your higher studies ( M.S/PhD)  in abroad (other than India) universities, here is my few points. 

Most of the foreign universities will intake student with minimum qualification of undergraduate in Science or Geospatial Engineering.  If you are graduate in M.Sc  or M.Tech in Earth Science or allied branches (Environmental/Civil/Agriculture/Computer Science) then you can apply for higher studies. Admission procedure for US, UK and other European countries are different and varies from university to university.

 For example, if you desired to pursue your MS/PhD in US then you need to prepare one year before the academic year. Most universities in the U.S. accept applications only two times in a calendar year for the Fall [between August and September and ends in late December or early January] and the Spring [starts in January and ends in May] semesters of the academic year. Please beware, some universities only entertain applications for the Fall semester. 

Mostly almost all top colleges/Universities require good GRE and TOEFL scores. You should have good academic records, suitable research work/thesis should be carried out in your curriculum, need good recommendation from professors/scientist and finally you need to show the financial background in case if you have not gained aid/scholarship. Mostly all universities will provide you scholarship and waive off tuition fees (some % or fully) to potential candidate, who is high profile having experience in research work with International Publications in Journal etc.

 How to apply: 

1. First list down the list of universities country wise which is offering degree in Geospatial and rank them based on their profile, reputation etc. There are several web sites to guide for current ranking. 

Key : Eg. Web sites http://www.FindaPhd.com is site where you can find list of vacancies. While doing search always use key word as “Studentship”, this will return good results. 

2. Browse the each university web site and get the list of Professors, who were working on area which interests to you. Some one might interested in Remote sensing, Photogrammetry and other choice might be application of GIS in Environmental/Agriculture etc. So narrow down the list of professors who working on your field of interest. 

3. Write a succinct email to the identified professor(s) with CV attached. Note, your email should indicate your expression of interest in field of research and why you have chosen the particular university and prof along with brief description of the carrier records. Do not expect the response in a day or two, every one in the world is busy and occupied with their work. Mostly 70-80% chance of getting reply with acknowledgement. If the concerned professor shows interest in your candidature, try to get more details regarding research work which they work upon, chance of getting admission , aid and procedure to apply etc. Contacting professor will be an added advantage during selection process. 

4. Prepare of qualification exams like GRE/TOFEL etc during your final year/semester of the graduation. I have many students who have good academic records and research background but their inadequate scores in these exams becomes major pain point in admission. Note: The good/high scores is MUST for getting aid/scholarship.

 5. Regarding funding, I always strongly advise to NOT to accept the admission unless your scholarship is FULLY granted with waive of tuition fees. This is particular for US, it will be difficult to survive there with own cost unless you were rich enough to pay for yourself.  

6. Not only good university rank or professor is factor in admission, you need to consider Climate of the country, language and other factors are VERY crucial on the deciding factor. 

7. Try to learn their language in advance before you land in country other than US.

These are points which came in my mind while writing this post. I will try to update with more information. I hope this post might little help to you.

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36 Responses to “GIS Courses outside India”

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  2. Asim Says:

    What are the requirements to take admission in msc geoinformatics, and what may be the fee structure in colleges in the uk?

  3. Jayakrishnan Says:

    Pls. throw light on the best universities in the U.S in this field. I’m a B.E.Geoinformatics student from Anna university, Chennai..

  4. iamlaksh1 Says:

    Hi

    There are several universities in US, I heared university of Buffalo is good one. ITC Netherlands is also equally good. Please check in some sites or contact your seniors in IRS.

  5. Amruta Says:

    hi,
    can you plz suggest me some good universities in UK for postgraduation. i have done MSc Geoinformatics from Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics. can you plz throw light upon Edinburgh University if you can?

  6. sushil Says:

    hi,
    i have finished my postgraduate in m.tech(remote sensing & GIS) now i waan go for p.hd in remote sensing. will you plz suggest me some rank universities at UK. or some where?

  7. amol Says:

    what type of course are avaliable im masters course?can u tell me?

  8. amol Says:

    i like to know list of some good colleges of us & other for msc

  9. iamlaksh1 Says:

    Please search http://www.phd.com : Use Keyword :”phd Studentship”

  10. iamlaksh1 Says:

    M.Sc, M.Tech, M.E and M.S are options available to persue masters degree. You can do based on your educational qualification.

  11. devisingh arya Says:

    Sir,
    Thank you to provide help, I am m.phil. (with geography background). I searching for future in gis field that’s why i seek to pursue master’s degree in gis from overseas.
    With regards,
    9464151901,
    devisingharya.geography@gmail.com

  12. devisingh arya Says:

    I am completely non-science background.

  13. RITIKA GOSAIN Says:

    HI,
    M A STUDENT OF BTECH(I.T) IN 3RD YEAR.A& M INTERESTED IN DOING POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN GIS FIELD.PLZ HELP ME FIND OUT A GOOD FIELD IN GIS WHICH I SHOULD OPT RELATED TO MY BTECH DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  14. zuber khan Says:

    Dear Sir,
    i wan to join in your msc GIS course please let me knwo the fee and duration

  15. umar farouk Says:

    pls want study msc gis in india which university should i apply, i am a Nigerian and when is the dealine for admission

  16. vimal gupta Says:

    I am B. Tech in Civil Engg. and M. Tech in Civil Engg (Environment). I want PhD form abroad in Geospatial Technology.

    I want to know is it compulsory to have GRE/TOFEL to get full scholarship specially for US and UK.

  17. vimal gupta Says:

    Sir

    I am B. Tech in Civil Engg. and M. Tech in Civil Engg (Environment). I want PhD form abroad in Geospatial Technology.

    I want to know is it compulsory to have GRE/TOFEL to get full scholarship specially for US and UK.

  18. Michael Says:

    HI, AM GRADUATE OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS.AM INTERESTED IN A GIS PGD.LET KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR SUCH

  19. sohieb Says:

    Hi,i am masters in geoinformatics,having 1.8 months of experience in remote sensing and GIS field,i wanna to apply in M.tech in geoinformatics(or p.h.d in Remote Sensing with Scholorship) in abroad,is there any information.kindly inform me.

  20. vineet chandan Says:

    dear sir ,
    i m completing m.tech in remote sensing from BIT,Mesra Ranchi.
    may you suggest me some well reputed institute for phd with scholarship in this field.
    i request you to please help me to sharpen my career .i am a candidate of geography with B.A. and M.A….. PLZ SUGGEST ME THE RIGHT PATH WHAT I SHOULD…I M INTERESTED IN LECTURERSHIP as i hv plnned till date ……
    or you might suggest me well placed in industry.. also if career also
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  21. Dharamveer Nimiwal Says:

    sir,
    Where can i do six months training/certificate course in GIS/RS in india?
    Plz tell ,,,,,,,
    Thanx

  22. Tea Dress Says:

    getting a masters degree is of course necessary if you want a wage increase and improvement in your career ~:;

  23. Akintunde Dare Says:

    Good day sir. I have a masters in GIS from Nigeria, and will like to further my studies with a phD in GIS.But i’m just beginning to have an experience in GIS starting from this month of March 2011.Also my master degree was not an M.sc but MGIS, do you think i will be considered for a phD position?(particularly in UK).Kindly let me know your opinion sir.
    Thank you.
    Akintunde Dare(Nigeria)

  24. Shankar Neupane Says:

    please you reply 1)how digitization of a scanned image in Arc gis
    2) How to create 3D in Arcgis9.3

  25. Shankar Neupane Says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    please you reply
    1)how digitization of a scanned image in Arc gis
    2) How to create 3D in Arcgis9.3
    Im one of the nepali Geomatics Engineering student

  26. Claude Says:

    Wow! Many thanks! I always wanted to write in my website something like that.

  27. Uttam Bhunia Says:

    Hi,
    I am masters in remote sensing and gis. i have more than 2 yrs experience in my field. Now i want to p.hd (with Scholarship )in remote sensing at outside of India. will you plz suggest me some rank universities at UK. or some where? Is there any information.kindly inform me.

  28. San Says:

    Hi……i’m from aut,tirunelveli……if only the top scorers can pursue ms in abroad universities means what the other guys average and lessers do if they do have this desire…..?? ( suggest some liberal universities in abroad which offer masters in gis , so that they too can enhance them///)

  29. San Says:

    Well…… need to say one more thing…..m under BE geoinformatics…..

  30. JOYANTA DEKA,g.u Says:

    plz sir help me i m in my 3rd sem of geography from gauhati university assam nd i m from non science background .i wanna pursue my carrer in gis so plz plz guide me nd is there any scope for non science students plz suggest

  31. Rahul Bhardwaj Says:

    Sir Iam Rahul from delhi. Ihave done my masters in gis recently from Kumaun University Nainital luking for phd overseas in this field of Gis and Remotesensing.Please suggests the universities abroad in this field. Iam a science background student.

  32. kanika Says:

    I’ve done my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.Will I have a problem in pursuing M.Tech in GeoInformatics considering that it is apt for students with computer science background?
    I am planning to do my M.Tech from Jntu….

  33. salim lateef Says:

    hi i have completed the graduation in geology now i want to persue msc geo informatics in itc netherland and i want you to guide me to get admited in this university .i am from kashmir

  34. pawar preetam Says:

    Sir, i have done my degree in civil engg. And i am thinking to take admission for m.tech geoinformatics and surveying technology so plz tell me its beneficial to take admission?

  35. smith Says:

    i wanted to get admission in msc in gis Itc netherland or any other best university so can you be able to help me to know which university will be best .

  36. md.shamsuddin ansari Says:

    Hi,i am masters in geoinformatics,having 1.8 months of experience in remote sensing and GIS field,i wanna to apply in M.tech in geoinformatics(or p.h.d in Remote Sensing with Scholorship) in abroad,is there any information.kindly inform me.

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