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geo-information science and earth observation

Be at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry

Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

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The exciting challenges awaiting you as a Master’s graduate in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation are many. If the prospect of utilizing geographic information systems and remote sensing to help our planet and its people gets you excited, this ITC Master's programme could be just right for you. 

The 2-year Master’s Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation leading to an MSc degree is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September. Read more about the master's programme and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives. Read the testimonial of students and alumni from the Master's Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation.

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The content description of all courses taught in this Master’s is available in our study guide. You can download a personalized study guide, containing your favourite courses. Go to the study guide.


As a Master’s student of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at ITC you will focus on a specific field of interest, with multiple specializations to choose from, including a free specialization.  

This Master’s programme is amongst the best in The Netherlands– Keuzegids Masters 2019


This course is eligible for various scholarships like the ITC Excellence Scholarship.

You must first apply for admission to the course. This will ensure that your application for admission can be processed in time for consideration for the scholarship.

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Be at the forefront of a rapidly growing industry

Imagine deploying drones to assess disaster damage and gather data that can be instantly used to take action. Helping self-driving cars go where they’re supposed to go. Or taking augmented reality to a level where it could actually help solve problems in the real world. These are just a few of many applications made possible by geo-information science and earth observation (GEO).

A healthy job market

From traditional map-making to creating modern data-driven solutions to real-world problems, this field offers an incredible variety of possible applications. That certainly helps to explain why a US Department of Labor report identified this industry as one with a projected job outlook that is much higher than average. The Research institute Markets and Markets estimates the geospatial analytics market size to be USD 40.65 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 86.32 Billion by 2023

Logically the job market, in the private and (semi-)public sector as well as academia, is expected to grow accordingly.

Be what you want to be

Would you like to be at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry? Are you looking for a first-rate Master’s programme that will unlock your future in more ways than one? Does the prospect of living and studying abroad in a decidedly international environment appeal to you? Then ITC at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) could be the ticket. An internationally acclaimed faculty, ITC features 70 years’ worth of experience and a network of over 20,000 alumni for you to benefit from. Our Master’s programme in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (M-GEO) will first provide a broad overview of the most relevant topics in the field and then offer plenty of room for specialization. In the end, you can almost literally be what you want to be.

Key information

Top rated programme
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Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
2 years
100% English taught
Application deadline
15 July 2021
non EU/EEA
1 June 2021
15 August 2021
Starting date
1 September 2021
End date
28 July 2023
Tuition fees
Full period 2021 / 2022
full-time, institutional
€ 32.500
Additional costs
Cost of living, full programme
€ 20.700
Insurance, full programme
€ 1.260
Visa, full programme
€ 174