Admission requirements

Certificate programme

Admission requirements

ITC offers a broad range of short courses for which upon successful completion participants will receive a certificate and course record.

Accredited and non-accredited courses

These short courses can be divided into accredited and non-accredited courses. Accredited courses and their respective credits can be transferred towards a degree granting programme such as the MSc or master at ITC. Accredited short courses have ECTS credits assigned to them, whereas non-accredited short courses do not carry ECTS credits.

The entry requirements and other relevant information for the short courses can be found below.   

Academic level and background

Accredited certificate courses

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the course, preferably combined with working experience in a relevant field.

Non Accredited certificate courses

Applicants for the following certificate courses:

  • GIS and Geovisualisation
  • Introduction to Geoinformatics
  • Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

should have completed their secondary education in a discipline related to the course specialization and have at least three years of relevant practical experience.

Both accredited and non-accredited courses

Some courses require knowledge of, and skills in, working with GIS and/or digital image processing of remotely sensed data.
Skills in taught or related subjects are a prerequisite for some courses in the Certificate programme or separate modules. Even if the applicant satisfies the overall admission requirements, acceptance is not automatic.

English language

As all courses are given in English, proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite. If you are a national of one of the countries in this list (PDF), you are exempted from an English language test. Please note: the requirements when applying for fellowships may vary according to the regulations of the fellowship provider.

English language tests: minimum requirements

Only internationally recognized test results are accepted.

Non accredited
TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 550 500
TOEFL Internet-based Test 79-80 61
British Council / IELTS 6.0  5.5

Computer skills

Applicants lacking computer experience are strongly advised to follow basic courses in their home countries.

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