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ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme

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:

What is expected of you?

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.

Scholarship value

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)


Total costs

ITC-ES

Faculty waiver

Student's own contribution

Tuition fee*

€ 30.650

€ 18.156

€ 11.994

€ 500

Allowance**

€ 20.700

€ 10.345

-

€ 10.355

Insurance**

€ 1.260

-

-

€ 1.260

Residence Permit

€ 171

-

-

€ 171

Total

€ 52.781

€ 28.501

€ 11.994

€ 12.286

* tuition fees for full 2-year programme (120 EC)
** 23 months

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo - Brazzaville
  • Congo - Kinshasa
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Helena
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • São Tomé & Príncipe
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application deadline

  • 16 February 2020
  • 12 April 2020

Application requirements

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.

Additional requirements

  • 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.


Application deadline

Notification deadline

Payment deadline own contribution

Round 1

16 February 2020

9 March 2020

26 June 2020

Round 2

12 April 2020

4 May 2020

26 June 2020

How to apply

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.

Intake 2020 
The call for ITC Excellence Scholarship applications is now open.
Apply now!

Further process

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 26th of June.