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Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

University of Twente

Master Postgraduate Enschede

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.
Course description How can you predict where floods may occur so you can protect areas at risk? What do you need to plan efficient routes for waste collection in today’s big cities? How to make sure which land is owned by whom, so that preservation measures can be enforced and taxes collected? These are just a few of many questions that can be answered by geo-information science and earth observation (GEO). Due to an incredible variety of possible applications this field is considered one of the three fastest growing industries of the 21st century, with the job market developing accordingly. Are you looking for a first-rate Master’s programme that will unlock your future? Does the prospect of living and studying abroad in a decidedly international environment appeal to you? Then ITC at the University of Twente could be the ticket. An internationally acclaimed faculty, ITC features 70 years’ worth of experience and a network of over 20,000 alumni for you to benefit from. Our Master’s programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (M-GEO) will first acquaint you with the basics and then offer plenty of room for specialization. In the end you can almost literally be what you want to be.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 22 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, laboratory work, lecture, literature study, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, portfolio, practicum, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. Preferably working experience in a relevant field.
  2. A Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised university in a discipline related to the course.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 79
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 22 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
23 Aug 2020 15 Aug 2020 1 Jul 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 30400

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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