Students completing the Joint Master Degree Programme Advanced Mineral Resources Development earn the degree “Master of Science”, abbreviated „MSc.“. The joint degree is awarded by the partner universities Montanuniversität Leoben and TU Bergakademie Freiberg and GMIT. The degree Master of Science is equivalent to the following academic degrees of the countries of the partner universities: Montanuniversitaet Leoben: „Diplom-Ingenieur“, abbreviated „Dipl.-Ing.“ or „DI“ TU Bergakademie Freiberg: „Master of Science“, abbreviated „M.Sc.“ German Mongolian Institute For Resources and Technology (GMIT) The joint master degree programme International Master of Science in Advanced Mineral Resources Development covers 120 ECTS points. This corresponds to the usual study period of four semesters (two years). In each semester 30 ECTS points are usually acquired. All students complete the first semester of the master programme at Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third and fourth semester at another partner university. This study order is compulsory for all students. The degree programme always starts in October of every year in Leoben, Austria.

Career Opportunities

Why study the Joint Master Degree Programme Advanced Mineral Resources Development?

  • Acquisition of knowledge in developing sustainable and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mine remediation
  • Studying at some of the top universities for mining sciences
  • Development of economic and intercultural competences
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Collaboration on international research projects throughout the programme
  • World wide high demand for scientists in the field of mining and mine remediation
  • Excellent job prospects


 Advanced Mineral Resources Development at a Glance

Advanced Mineral Resources Development is a Joint Master Degree Programme between Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and TU (Technische Universität) Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and German Mongolian Institute For Resources and Technology (GMIT)

Students will study the first semester at Montanuniversität Leoben, the second semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and the third and fourth semester at GMIT. The fourth semester is for the preparation of the master's thesis. The language of instruction is English.

Where to send your Application

Applicants from GMIT
Montanuniversität Leoben 
Chair of Mining 
Birgit Knoll 
Franz Josef-Straße 18 
8700 Leoben 

From the Mongolian Universities Applicants
TU Bergakademie Freiberg 
Akademiestrasse 6 
09599 Freiberg 

(Montanuniversitaet Leoben and TU Bergakademie Freiberg only accept applications which are sent by post and arrive not later than January, 31 st. Do not apply by e-mail!)

Tuition and Costs 

Living costs (per month)

In Australia and Germany have to be beard by each student. Please bear in mind that you have cover living cost expenses in Leoben (Austria) and Freiberg (Germany).

Living costs (per month)

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria           
TU Freiberg, Germany 
GMIT, Mongolia

Fees (Tuition, Misc. Fees)

1. Semester

Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria:

  • Student Union Fee (obligatory for all 4 semesters): € 19,70/semester
  • Tuition (only for non-EU citizens, EU citizens and students from AMRD partner universities are exempt): € 727,-

2. Semester

TU Freiberg, Germany:

  • Enrollment Fee (obligatory for all 4 semesters): € 84,-/semester
  • Tuition: None

3.+4. Semester

GMIT, Mongolia: 

  • Enrollment Fee: € 25,-
  • 133,000.00 MNT per credit.


  • Bachelor degree in 
    Mineral resources engineering 
    Mine surveying or 
    Mineral processing
    Students with a BSc degree from outside of the core field of mining and mineral resources engineering (e.g. Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling, Safety Engineering, Applied Geology, Industrial Engineering, etc.) have to take part at a tutorial course prior to the beginning of the programme. The decision about that will be made by the international selection committee during the admission process.

Proof of English language proficiency by means of a recognized language test (TOEFL or IELTS)


  • Application Form (Please fill in the attached form completely!) 
  • Proof of academic degree (BSc certificate) and study records (Transcript of Records) 

In case the academic degree was not completed at GMIT, diplomas and study records are to be certified in compliance with the national legislation where the application is submitted. 

  • Proof of English language proficiency by means of a recognized language test (TOEFL, IELTS) 
    TOEFL with an internet based score of at least 80 points (minimum: Listening 20, Reading 18, Speaking 17, Writing 16) or a paper based score of 550. 
    IELTS with an overall band score of at least 6.0 (minimum: Reading and Listening 6.0, Writing and Speaking 5.5). 
    Applicants who are English native speakers or graduated from a degree programme with English as the language or instruction are exempt from this regulation! 
  • Letter of Application 

Description of the specific motives for the application for the master programme. One page maximum. 

  • CV 
    Include any subject-relevant work experience and extracurricular activities (two pages maximum)
  • Mongolian applicants need to submit an APS certificate (at German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar) along with the application for admission