Master in Visual Computing & Communication is a two year program, offered by the EIT Digital Master School. Graduates of the EIT Digital school receive 2 master of science degrees along with a EIT-labelled certificate. Student also participate in summer school, business challenge and undertake a work placement.

What are EIT Digital Master’s programs?

EIT Digital Master School is a joint initiative by the Europe’s top universities and business schools. EIT Digital Master’s programs are coordinated by the EIT Digital Master School Office in Stockholm, Sweden. The Office staff works in cooperation with university administrators, admission and general student counselling is also handled at Stockholm.

There are 18 universities in the EIT Digital Master School from France, Hungary, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Germany and Netherlands.

Selected students enter at the university of their choice and also based upon their technical background. After the first year, students move on to the exit point university, located in a different European country. Majority of the curriculum (90 ECTS) is based on technical studies, including; Common base, Specialization and a Master’s thesis. A minor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is also offered consisting of 30 ECTS. Two Master of science degrees are awarded to the graduates, issued by the entry and exit university.

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Master’s program Journey Map (CREDIT: EIT Digitial)

Master in Visual Computing & Communication

Visual Computing and Communication deals with acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information. The program combines IT and computer sciences with an interdisciplinary focus on computer vision, augmented reality, image processing/analysis/communication/visualization/analytics , computer graphics along with web-based and network applications. The program also features courses in innovation and entrepreneurship to help students learn about E-commerce, start ups and businesses.

Master in Visual Computing and Communication an opportunity for potential applicants interested in algorithms and services that handle visual information in modern digital society. Students with excellent background in probability, linear algebra, programming, data and signal processing are well suited for this program. The program trains students to pursue real-world problems and to create new innovative solutions.

”Study ‘Visual Computing and Communication’ at the EIT Digital Master School and graduate from leading European universities. Join a growing community in this challenging and rewarding field.”

Prof. Markus Flierl
Entry Year OptionsExit Year Options
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
University of Trento, Italy
Sorbonne University, France
Aalto University, Finland
University of Trento, Italy
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Sorbonne University, France
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Several core courses are offered in the first year of study as per the student’s choice of entry university. Courses include; signal theory, computer graphics, Entrepreneurship, E-business, Visualization, Pattern recognition, AI, Image processing, Digital signal processing etc.

The second year of study at an exit university marks the specialization module, several specializations are offered, including;

  • Web-based Applications
  • High Performance Computing and Networks
  • Mobile Visual Computing
  • Advanced Image Understanding
  • Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis

Visual Computing and Communication graduates become proficient in working with visual information. Expected area of work includes; visual analytics, augmented reality, computer vision in robotics and autonomous vehicles. Some graduates may find work as PhD researcher, technology innovation consultant, software developer in E-commerce, engineer in telecommunications, or a founder of a technology company.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates need to have a bachelor degree in Computer science, Electrical engineering, Electronics or a similar field. The previous education must include courses in linear algebra, Fourier methods, probability theory, and object-oriented programming.

For non native English speakers, a relevant English language proficiency certificate is required – TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CAE. Information regarding waiver of English language proficiency test and university specific test scores is available here.

Candidate selection is based on their previous academic background, performance, motivation letter (featuring background or potential in innovation and entrepreneurship. Candidates with relevant work experience can compensate for a non-strictly matching bachelor degree. The work experience should be mentioned in the motivation letter or resume. Final selection will be made by selection committee to determine the relevant work experience and the bachelor degree for admission.

Tuition fee and Scholarships

EU/EEA and Swiss students pay 1,500 Euro/year (€750 per semester) and Non-EEA/Non-EU pay 12,000 Euro/year (€6000 per semester). Period one applicants are required to pay the fee before May 31, 2020. For period two applicants, tuition fee deadline is June 30, 2020. In case of scholarships, the tuition will be prorated for the received amount.

EIT Digital Master School scholarship program invests over €1.6 million per year per cohort to attract the best talent worldwide. Merit based scholarships are provided for 2 years and are offered to top applicants in each program/entry point. During the electronic application, candidates will be asked to confirm their choice for EIT Digital Master School scholarship.


There are two application periods, open to EU/EEA and Non-EU citizens:

Period one: (Nov. 15, 2019 to Feb. 3 2020). For period one, Admission and scholarship letters will be delivered on April 1, 2020, the deadline to accept the study offer is April 8, 2020.

Periods two: (Feb. 17, 2020 to Apr. 17, 2020). For period two the letters of acceptance and scholarships will be handed out between June 1 to 3, 2020. The deadline to accept the study offer for is June 10, 2020.

For student visa applicants it is recommended that they apply in period one. Applicants in the period one can apply to a maximum of two programs. For applicants applying in period two only one program selection is available. Interested candidates can apply via the official website.

Further Information

Post-Master positions are available to EIT Digital School graduates which offers a 1 year contract. The graduates work in a EIT Digital co-location center in a multinational environment. These opportunities are available for motivated candidates, committed to digitization and eager to learn under high profile experts. Post-master positions are aimed at software developers, scientists, data analysts, technical architects, venture developers and other IT savvy young professionals.

More information regarding the career for students after graduating from EIT Digital school is available here. Information on EIT Digital school students is available here.

Applicants can contact the EIT Digital School via email ( OR by filling a form at the official website.


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