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Welcome to the University of Gävle and the Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science!

On this page you can read more about your programme, the introduction for international students and how to get started with your studies!

Get started with your studies!

To be able to use the university web services, register for your courses, take out library books and more, you need to first go through our "Five steps to get started".

Introduction Day for all our international students Autumn 2024

About the programme

Programme introduction and registration

Programme introduction and registration

Registration and an introductory session to your programme is held on 2 September at 10:15–12:00.

The introduction is combined with the registration of the Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science and the first lecture of the course Introduction to Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science.

More information and details will be e-mailed before the start of the semester and the course.

Programme information

Programme information from your programme director

The Master in Geospatial Science programme is an interdisciplinary programme that provides the student solid and scientifically founded knowledge, as well as problem solving skills which both broaden and deepen previous university studies. The student will be able to carry out professional activities that are largely self-directed and independent, which is required to gain employment as an expert in activities related to the geospatial information sector and/or for further academic studies leading to research degrees.

The Master in Geospatial Information Science programme is a two-year (120 cr.) on-campus programme given in English. It consists of courses at both basic and advanced levels. Courses given at basic level offers the opportunity for students who have insufficient knowledge in the other sub-disciplines of Geospatial Information Science to continue at advanced level to broaden their knowledge in the subject’s disciplines.

Programme timetable

Programme timetable

  • The timetable for the first period will be published in August.
In preparation for your first courses

In preparation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.


If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the programme director, Nancy Joy Lim.

E-mail: NancyJoy.Lim@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 85 18

Service and Support


You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install
Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Published by: Satu Moberg Page responsible: Satu Moberg Updated: 2024-03-18
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