The deep level spectra in both p+-n homojunction and n-type Schottky GaN diodes are studied by deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) in order to compare the role of the junction configuration on the defects found within the n-GaN layer. Both majority and minority carrier DLTS measurements are performed on the diodes allowing the observation of both electron and hole traps in n-GaN. An electron level at Ec−Et =0.58 and 0.62 V is observed in the p+-n and Schottky diodes, respectively, with a concentration of ∼3−4×1014 cm−3 and a capture cross section of ∼1−5×10−15 cm2. The similar Arrhenius behavior indicates that both emissions are related to the same defect. The shift in activation energy is correlated to the electric field enhanced-emission in the p+-n diode, where the junction barrier is much larger. The p+-n diode configuration allows the observation of a hole trap at Et−Ev =0.87 eV in the n-GaN which is very likely related to the yellow luminescence band.