The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme provides a limited number of partial scholarships to applicants with a very good academic track record, and who are applying for ITC's Master's programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation with specialisations in various domains.
The Scholarship Programme is available for excellent students admitted to the Faculty ITC's Master’s programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation with specialisations 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 specialisation
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.
Before the end of the first academic year, 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. For the continuation of the fellowship into the second academic year of the programme, the student should have obtained at least all but 7EC (study points) ie. 53 out of the available 60 EC, before the start of the second academic year.
As this is a partial scholarship, admitted applicants must be able to show that additional funding for the two-year Master's programme is available to complement the funding through this scholarship (i.e. covering all remaining fees and costs, € 14,496, before the payment deadline).
FINANCIAL SUMMARY (IN EUROS)
* tuition fees for two academic years, excluding the expected increase in tuition fees 2024-2025: €250
** 23 months
Countries eligible for this scholarship
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo - Brazzaville
- Congo - Kinshasa
- 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
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 online 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
- 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
1 February 2023
22 February 2023
1 June 2023
31 March 2023
22 April 2023
1 June 2023
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 fulfil the minimum requirements for the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme, you will be notified as soon as possible.
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 payment deadline of 1st of June.
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