Laurens Kuiper (2023)


Become a high-skilled geospatial professional


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. CONAPE charges the lowest rate in the market, with only 4.5% Annually. Students do not have the obligation to return to their country after they finished their studies. 


2 tuition fee waivers of 50% for a new to be enrolled Costa Rican student in our M-GEO or M-SE programme for the next 5 intakes: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028. 

Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year. The amount of funding will vary. To develop evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food system transformation at the national level.


The candidate needs to be admitted for one of the Master Programmes at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente.

Requirements CONAPE:

Application deadline

CONAPE processes complete applications, that is, they include both the application and the documents that support it. Once CONAPE receives the loan application and the documents are complete, the processing time is 30 days.

It should be noted that from the moment the institution receives the loan application digitally, the applicant will be receiving information about the status of the application in their email. 

Application procedure:

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Agreements CONAPE & ITC: