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Geo-information Science and Earth Observation Double degree Master's with Capital Normal University, China

Capital Normal University (CNU) and the faculty ITC of the University of Twente have developed a double degree Master’s Geo-information Science and Earth Observation exposing course participants to developments in geo-information science and earth observation.

Specializations

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 tailor-made specialization. Each specialization contains a number of core courses that reflect its central concerns, and a Master’s thesis project that reflects the specialization’s inherent nature. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a wider selection of (elective) courses.

Who can enroll?

Students enrolled in Capital Normal (CNU) Master’s can apply for this double degree programme as part of their 3-year Master’s at CNU.

Time table

The time table for the double degree Master’s programme is given here.

Year 1

Quartile

Course

Location

Start

End

1-4

1st year at CNU Master programme

CNU

Sept 2018

July 2019

Year 2*

Quartile

ECTS

Course

Location

Start

End

1

14

Core

CNU

Aug 2019

Nov 2019


1

Academic skills

CNU



2

7

Specialization

ITC

11 Nov 2019

31 Jan 2020


7

Specialization

ITC



3

7

Specialization

ITC

3 Feb 2020

17 April 2020


7

Global challenges, local action

ITC



4

7

Specialization

ITC

20 Apr 2020

3 July 2020


7

Elective course

ITC



2-4

3

Academic skills

ITC

11 Nov 2019

26 Jun 2020

Summer period

5

Summer course

ITC

 

 

CNU  students return to China after quartile 5 (6 November 2020)

Year 3*

Quartile

ECTS

Course

Location

Start

End

5

5

Master's research proposal

ITC

31 Aug 2020

6 Nov 2020

5

10

Elective courses (individual study programme)

ITC





Research executed at CAU

CNU



6-8

40

Master's research

CNU

9 Nov 2020

2 Jul 2021



Submission


- Thesis defence CAU degree

- Thesis defence ITC degree

CNU

March 2021


Mid May 2021
Latest early July 2021


* Year refers to the years of the standard 2-year Master’s Geo-information Science and Earth Observation at ITC

The possibility exists to finish your research at ITC in June if the additional costs for this extended stay are covered.

About your diploma

Upon successful completion of this programme you are entitled to the degree Master of Science. You will receive an (Academic Education) Diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente.

Along with your diploma you will receive a Diploma Supplement, providing the name of the specialization, the description of the nature, level, context, and status of the study completed.

Admission requirements

Academic level and background

Applicants for the Master’s Programme Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (MSc) should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the course*, preferably combined with working experience in a relevant field.

The following average scores apply to the Master’s programme:

  • A 3.0 or higher Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on a 4.0 scale, or
  • Upper Second Class standing or higher 

NOTE: a Lower Second Class standing may be accepted based on evidence of relevant professional experience and/or other further academic development.

Documentation

The faculty accepts transcripts, degrees, and diplomas in the following languages: Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish. It is at the discretion of the faculty to require additional English translations of all documents in other languages as well.

English language (minimum) requirements

  • British Council / IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking and writing)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT) 550
  • TOEFL: Internet-based 80 (with a minimum sub-score of 20 for speaking)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency / C1 Advanced

If you are a national of one of the countries in this list (PDF), you are exempted from an English language test. Please note the requirements when applying for fellowships may vary according to the regulations of the fellowship provider. 

Online English tests during COVID-19 for academic year 2020-2021 and academic year 2021-2022

We acknowledge the difficulties experienced worldwide in taking the compulsory language test, due to the Covid-19 situation. An alternative English test can be:

Please note that other online English language tests (i.e. IELTS Indicator test, Cambridge online test, etc.) will not be accepted(!) 

Computer skills

You are expected to be familiar with basic computer skills. Basic knowledge of and skills in working with GIS and spatial data is strongly recommended.

Notebook requirements

When you study in an ITC programme with a duration of nine months or longer (Master’s and Postgraduate diploma programmes), you should have a notebook computer that meets  ITC's technical notebook requirements.

If you do not own a notebook that meets the minimum requirements you could consider buying one through our Notebook Project. The Notebook Project offers discounted notebooks that meet our standards and have the peripherals needed to connect to the ITC networks.

Technical requirements online education and assessment

For online education, we formulated guidelines to guarantee optimal performance. For online oral exams and proctoring during online assessments, the webcam and headset requirements need to be met.

More information

For more information about this programme please contact:

Mr. Chang Zheng, China Representative for University of Twente – ITC
T: + 86-1370 1390 177 | E: china-office@utwente.nl | WeChat: 微信公众号

Dr Meng Dan, Course Coordinator for Capital Normal University
孟丹 | E: mengdan@cnu.edu.cn

Arno van Lieshout, WREM Course coordinator for ITC - University of Twente
E: a.m.vanlieshout@utwente.nl

Key information

Degree
MSc
CROHO code
75014
Faculty
Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Diploma
Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, with Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Duration
22 months
Language
100% English taught
Application deadline
EU/EEA
15 August 2021
non EU/EEA
1 June 2021
Starting date
6 September 2021
End date
28 July 2023
Location
Enschede, Netherlands
ECTS
120
Tuition fees
Full period 2021 / 2022
full-time, institutional
€ 12.199
Additional costs
Cost of living, full programme
€ 11.100
Insurance, full programme
€ 660
Visa, full programme
€ 192