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Master Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

What's the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation about?

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 farmers in drought prone areas to predict crop yield. 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. 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 Master's programme could be just right for you!

In this two-year, English-taught Master’s, we will provide you with the knowledge and tools required for working with spatial information. You will learn to collect, process, analyse, visualise and organise data representing the location, size and shape of objects on our planet in fields like food security and biodiversity, hazard risk and resilience, geo-health and big geo-data and governance.

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The Master’s in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation starts in September.

Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

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Putting spatial information to good use

In today’s world, spatial information is everywhere. Providing ever more detailed impressions of reality, it is put to good use by developers of popular mapping applications and car navigation systems. Moreover, spatial information is the key to solving complex issues that may involve, e.g.:

ITC Master’s in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation will provide you with the knowledge and tools required for working with spatial information in any of the fields outlined above − and more.

Jorge Nofulla (Albania), Studies Geo-informatics
“I have the advantage of studying in a multicultural classroom. Because coming from different backgrounds, we all have different ideas, and we can bring something different to the table. If we combine all of those ideas, we can come to better solutions.”
Jorge Nofulla (Albania), Studies Geo-informatics
Student experiences

No matter who you are or where you're from, you can immerse yourself in a vibrant, integrated, multicultural community at the faculty ITC of the University of Twente. A community of individuals seeking to create their destiny and impact the world we live in.

Choose a specialisation

You have the freedom to tailor your Master’s in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation to your own interests and ambitions. We offer you different kinds of specialisations and research orientations, so you can develop your own expertise.  

At the start of the Master’s, you will choose a specialisation. Your choice determines a part of the courses you will take and the type of research you will engage in during your Master’s thesis. You can choose one of the below specialisations. In addition, you can also define your own free specialisation.

Career perspectives

From traditional map-making to creating modern data-driven solutions to real-world problems, this field offers an incredible variety of possible applications. Formerly, geo-information and GIS techniques were mainly used by governments, ministries, research institutes, provinces and municipalities. In recent years, however, they have spread throughout society, gaining a place in almost every organization using spatial information − from public service corporations and telecommunications companies to water authorities and retailers.

Experts who can effectively manage the information and opportunities provided by these new developments are in high demand – skilled professionals with a drive to use the latest technologies for making the world a better place.

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Programme content

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.

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
1 July 2022
non EU/EEA
1 June 2022
15 August 2022
Starting date
1 September 2022
End date
26 July 2024
Tuition fees
Full period 2022 / 2023
full-time, institutional
€ 16.500
Additional costs
Cost of living, year
€ 11.500
Insurance, full programme
€ 1.260
Visa, full programme
€ 207