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Admission requirements Postgraduate Diploma

Academic level and background

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Course Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (PGD) 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.

The following average scores apply for the Postgraduate Diploma course:

  • A 3.0 or higher Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a 4.0 scale, or
  • Upper Second Class standing or higher  

NOTE: a Lower Second Class standing may be accepted based on evidence of relevant professional experience and/or other further academic development.

Documentation

The faculty accepts transcripts, degrees, and diplomas in the following languages: Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish. It is at the discretion of the faculty to require additional English translations of all documents in other languages as well.

English language (minimum) requirements

  • British Council / IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking and writing)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 550
  • TOEFL: internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced

Online English tests during COVID-19 for academic year 2020-2021 and academic year 2021-2022

We acknowledge the difficulties experienced worldwide in taking the compulsory language test, due to the Covid-19 situation. An alternative English test can be:

Please note that other online English language tests (i.e. IELTS Indicator test, Cambridge online test, etc.) will not be accepted(!) 

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. 

Computer skills

You are expected to be familiar with basic computer skills. Basic knowledge of and skills in working with GIS and spatial data is strongly recommended.

Notebook requirements

When you study in an ITC programme with a duration of nine months or longer (Master’s and Postgraduate diploma programmes), you should have a notebook computer that meets  ITC's technical notebook requirements.

If you do not own a notebook that meets the minimum requirements you could consider buying one through our Notebook Project. The Notebook Project offers discounted notebooks that meet our standards and have the peripherals needed to connect to the ITC networks.

Technical requirements online education and assessment

For online education, we formulated guidelines to guarantee optimal performance. For online oral exams and proctoring during online assessments, the webcam and headset requirements need to be met.