The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme provides a partial scholarship which is available to students with a very good academic track record, and who are applying for ITC's Master's degree programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation with specializations in various domains.
A number of partial scholarships are available from the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme (ITC-ES), which can be awarded to applicants with a very good academic track record. The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme is available for excellent students applying for the faculty ITC's Master’s degree programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation with specializations in:
- Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences
- Geo-information Management for Land Administration
- Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
- Natural Resources Management
- Urban Planning and Management
- Water Resources and Environmental Management
- Free specialization
We expect applicants to score an average mark for the ITC study programme that falls in the 10% highest mark range obtained by our regular students. As such only academically excellent applicants will be selected for the award of these scholarships.
Half-way through the study programme, a progress appraisal will be made to determine if the candidate is making satisfactory progress and if the ITC Excellence Scholarship funding may be continued to the second year. In case of underperformance (average score of 7.0 on a scale of 10) the scholarship may be terminated.
As this is a partial scholarship, admitted applicants must be able to show that additional funding is available to complement the funding through this scholarship (i.e. covering all remaining fees and costs before the payment deadline).
FINANCIAL SUMMARY (IN EURO'S)
Student's own contribution
* tuition fees for full 2-year programme (120 EC)
** 23 months
Countries eligible for this scholarship
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo - Brazzaville
- Congo - Kinshasa
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Marshall Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- North Korea
- North Macedonia
- Palestinian Territories
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St. Helena
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & Grenadines
- São Tomé & Príncipe
- Wallis & Futuna
The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme is available for excellent students applying for the ITC Master’s degree programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.
Application for the ITC Excellence Scholarship programme is a procedure separate from the application for course entry at the University of Twente. Before applying for the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme you first should apply for the ITC Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation through our on-line application system to become academically accepted.
- Residing in and being a national of a country listed on the OECD approved List of Recipients of Official Development Assistance (see below)
- Having completed the Bachelor’s degree from a well-acknowledged university outside the Netherlands
- Academic performance among the top 10%
- English: IELTS 6.5
- Relevant background for the intended field of study
- Not eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans.
Detailed deadline information
There are two deadlines to choose from. We recommend sending your application before the first deadline. This allows earlier notification and more time to ensure timely payment of the own contribution.
Payment deadline own contribution
15 February 2021
8 March 2021
20 June 2021
12 April 2021
3 May 2021
20 June 2021
First, you must have applied for the ITC Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation through the on-line application system and have received an academic acceptance letter.
If subsequently you are interested to apply to the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme, you will have to send the completed application form. Click on the Apply button below. This will lead you to the form.
After receipt of your application, the additional information will be reviewed. ITC will acknowledge receipt of your application. If it is evident that you do not fulfill the minimum requirements for the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme, you will be notified immediately.
After the dates of the deadline a committee will make the final selection. The selection results will be announced within three weeks of the deadline. The candidates who will be offered a scholarship will be asked to make further arrangements to cover all remaining fees and costs before the 20th of June 2021.