Visiting Scholar Experience

Münster campus during Winter

In Fall 2005, the inaugural group of students went to study at the Institute for Geoinformatics (IFGI) in Münster, Germany. Taking GIS classes in English and participating in research projects, the students had the opportunity to work with renowned GIS professors and study at one of the most reputable GIS schools. The students also participated in German language courses at the University of Münster. Between classes and homework, the students traveled all around Europe, visiting Christmas markets in Germany and Prague, the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Dublin, Switzerland, Paris, London, and more. The Münster exchange program allowed the students to get an international perspective on GIScience, as well as travel and experience different cultures.

English Language Classes/Research

English is the research agenda language.

Deciding to Study at IFGI

IFGI is renowned for GIS and geoinformatics Leave geography site

Financial Support

  • Regular tuition paid through SDSU
  • Scholarship money is available


  • Experience different cultures and travel to foreign countries
  • Fly cheaply from Dortmund (1-hour free train ride from Münster)

Münster: Site and Situation

A walkway through the University during Spring

Münster and Germany Resources on the Web


For details about registration, housing, advising, and other issues, contact:

Dr. Piotr Jankowski (SH 310)