Laurens Kuiper (2023)

Scholarships to study at ITC

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

Receiving a scholarship to study abroad can be a life-changing experience. Some of the worlds best and brightest have had the opportunity to discover endless possibilities through scholarships.

The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente aims to attract students to its international classrooms who are eager to engage with what is happening in the world and use their skills to make our planet more sustainable. Therefore, it has established several scholarship programmes specifically designed to offer talented and motivated international students from developing countries the opportunity to pursue an MSc degree at ITC in the Netherlands in Spatial Engineering or Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.

Scholarship programmes

Below we have listed some of the scholarship programmes for ITC programmes.

  • MENA / MSP Scholarship Programme

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Scholarship Programme (or MSP) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships to professionals from ten countries (see the eligible country list here). The scholarships can be used for short courses, with a duration up to 90 days, in the Netherlands.

  • Orange Knowledge Programme (Postgraduate diploma and short courses)

    The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) (the former NFP) is a scholarship programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work. The majority of ITC's programmes is eligible for OKP/NFP.

  • Colfuturo

    Colfuturo and the University of Twente provide a shared financing programme to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The programme is for talented Colombians interested in a Master's programme at the University of Twente, within the framework of a Joint Graduate Loan-Scholarship programme.

  • Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme

    The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme aims at increasing the number of people specialized on the fields related to the EU acquis and hence supporting Turkey’s administrative capacity building efforts for the effective implementation of the EU acquis.

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    About CONAPE

    CONAPE is an institution that offers loans to students so that they can fulfil their dream of becoming professionals. They have loans available for short courses, technical courses, high school, bachelor's degrees, postgraduate degrees, extensions and equipment. 

    Learn more about CONAPE


Check with your Ministry of Education to see if they have scholarships. For instance, for Nigerians, there is the TETfund, for Ghanese the GETfund, and if you are Indian, you can check this governmental website.

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How to prepare for a scholarship application?

  • Do your research

    To avoid putting pressure on yourself and trying to apply for that scholarship you desperately want at the last minute, start your research early.  

  • Check if you are eligible

    Another important element you want to consider early on is finding out what scholarships you are actually eligible for - because you will not be eligible for them all.

  • Get accepted first

    Before you can apply for a scholarship you should be fully admitted to the University. Apply online through the university website.

  • Include all required information

    Make sure you have all of the information that the scholarship provider has requested of you in your application.

  • Don't miss the deadline

    Remember, late applications won't usually be considered. Applying for a scholarship can be a quite an endeavour so start early!

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We talked to students who study for their Master's at ITC on a scholarship programme .