ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

The Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation is pleased to announce the offer of partial scholarships to a maximum of 20 applicants with a very good academic track record. These academic scholarships are designed for students exhibiting as a high-skilled geospatial professional.

The deadline for applications has passed. You are no longer able to apply for this scholarship.

Own contribution

Please be aware that the ITC Excellence Scholarship is a partial scholarship. This means that applicants should be able to cover all remaining tuition fees, insurance, and residence permit costs before the payment deadline of 1 May next.


The ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme offers a limited number to two different type* of prospective students:

In all cases the prospective candidate has a very good academic track record and works in and towards one of the ITC knowledge domains.

Eligible candidates can only apply for one track.

What is expected of you?

ITC expects applicants to score an average mark for the ITC study programme that falls in the 10% highest mark range obtained by their regular students. As such, only academically excellent applicants will be selected for the award of these scholarships.

Before the end of the first academic year, a progress appraisal will be made to determine if the candidate is making satisfactory progress and if the ITC Excellence Scholarship funding may be continued to the second year. For the continuation of the fellowship into the second academic year of the programme, the student should have obtained at least all but 7EC (study points) ie. 53 out of the available 60 EC, before the start of the second academic year.

Scholarship value

As this is a partial scholarship, admitted applicants must be able to show that additional funding for the two-year Master's programme is available to complement the funding through this scholarship (i.e. covering all remaining fees and costs, € 16,760, before the payment deadline).


Total costs

ITC Scholarship

Waiver ITC

Own contribution

Tuition fee*

€ 34,000

€ 28,940

€ 5,060


€ 28,750

€ 18,700


€ 10,050


€ 1,380



€ 1,380

Residence permit

€ 270



€ 270


€ 64,400

€ 18,700

€ 28,940

€ 16,760

* tuition fees for two academic years, excluding the expected increase in tuition fees 2025-2026: €250
** 23 months

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Application requirements

Application for the ITC Excellence Scholarship programme is a procedure separate from the application for course entry at the University of Twente. Before applying for the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme, you first should apply for the ITC Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation or the Master's Spatial Engineering through our online application system to become academically accepted.

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents with their scholarship application:

1) Motivation letter (max. 1 page A4) explaining the main reason for:

2) The (conditional) admission letter for one of the MSc programmes at ITC.

Additional requirements

Detailed deadline information

Please note that there is one strict application deadline.

Applicants will be notified about the results of their application before 8 March 2024.

Application deadline

Notification deadline

Payment deadline own contribution

16 February 2024

8 March 2024

1 May 2024

As the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme only has limited awards available, we advise candidates in need of funding to apply for as many (external) scholarships as possible to ensure timely payment for the selected MSc programme. Applicants may also want to consider a study loan.

How to apply

The deadline for applications has passed. You are no longer able to apply for this scholarship.

First, the applicant must have applied for the Master's in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation or the Master's in Spatial Engineering through the online application system and have received an academic acceptance letter.

If subsequently, you are interested (and eligible) to apply to the ITC Excellence Scholarship Programme, you will have to submit the completed application form via the "Apply" button below.


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