Application & Requirements

Application Deadline(s)

First round - Closing for applications: 15 February 2018

Second round - Closing for applications: 22 April 2018


The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme is available for excellent students applying for the ITC  Master’s degree programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.

Additional requirements for the application for the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme include:

  • 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.

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 which can be found here.

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 in full before the payment deadline (two months before the course starts).

The Master’s degree programme has two selection moments and two corresponding deadlines. Applying before the first deadline allows earlier notification and more time to ensure timely payment of the own contribution.

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