Master's Programme

Why study at ITC?

Taking the Master’s programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (M-GEO) at ITC is attractive in more ways than one.

As a student you will enjoy benefits including:

A truly international and multicultural experience

As a Master’s student at ITC you will be living and studying in the Netherlands. You will be meeting and mingling with students from all over the world (incredibly, we have alumni from about 170 countries!), of all ages and from different cultural and professional backgrounds. You can participate in projects around the globe, in all kinds of scenarios and environments, and in the process build a vast and lasting international network of kindred spirits. Our alumni network alone numbers over 20,000.

A personal touch

At ITC you will be receiving high-class education with lots of personal attention from experienced and knowledgeable staff. Having worked with international students in this context for many years, we know how to address your needs.

A practice-based approach

ITC represents high quality education and application-oriented research. We take a decidedly practical approach to the curriculum, with much attention being paid to developing academic and entrepreneurial skills as well. Your thesis writing phase in particular will give you the opportunity to work with experienced academic researchers in real-world application fields.

Relevance for development

Our MSc programme is designed to support countries as well as organizations in their efforts towards (further) development. As a graduate you will have the knowledge and skills to make a difference for your present or future employer in the (semi-)public or private sector. You will also be given the opportunity to get equipped for starting your own business.

Access to a wealth of integrated knowledge

M-GEO comprises multiple specializations that are very different in content as well as scope. As a student you will be given access to a myriad of knowledge and networks. However different the specializations, interaction and exchanges between them are many. Prepare to be inspired!

 A high degree of flexibility

When compared to similar Master’s programmes worldwide M-GEO at ITC offers a high degree of flexibility. The second year in particular will allow you to take charge and shape your future.

Highly ranked

Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) is a Faculty of The University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. The University of Twente is included in several reputable rankings and is generally counted among the top 1% of universities worldwide. What’s more, the ITC Master’s programme was judged to be a “top rated programme” by leading Dutch publication Keuzegids Masters three times in a row, in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Certification for Quality in Programme Internationalisation

The international flavour of the ITC Master’s programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation is highly appreciated by students and external officials alike. To prove the latter, our programme was awarded the ECA Certificate for Quality in Programme Internationalisation by the independent Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), with internationalisation being labelled a “distinctive quality feature”.

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