Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

Learn to explore for earth resources to help secure future demands for energy and minerals

Master's Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

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From the houses that we live into the smartphones that we use: earth resources play a vital role in our daily life. Earth also contains hidden geothermal systems that can provide energy for the production of electricity. In the search for mineral resources and geothermal fields, remote sensing technology becomes ever more important. Are you an earth scientist who wants to become a remote sensing expert as well? Then ITC’s specialization in Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences is what you are looking for.

In our specialization courses, we integrate the use of state-of-the-art digital technology with an earth science perspective. Main goal of our staff is to take earth scientists and geologists and make them into geological remote sensing experts. You will study the geological environment and its mineral resources, using hyperspectral remote sensing, optical and thermal infrared spectroscopy, geophysics and advanced image analysis. In a digital workflow environment, you will learn to combine remote sensing data with laboratory and field measurements, and to extract information from these data. For your Master’s research you will have the option of joining forces with ITC’s research group 4D-Earth.

Specialization courses 

See the full programme structure for a complete overview of courses in the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. 


Master's specialization

This specialization is part of the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.

Joint Master's

ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational institutes for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) the programme, leading to a diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, can be conducted at the partner institute.

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 2023
1 July 2024
non EU/EEA
1 June 2023
1 June 2024
15 August 2023
15 August 2024
Starting date
1 September 2023
1 September 2024
End date
25 July 2025
24 July 2026
Tuition fees
Full period 2023 / 2024
full-time, non-EU/EEA
€ 16.750
full-time, EU/EEA
€ 16.750
Additional costs
Cost of living, year
€ 11.500
Insurance, full programme
€ 1.260
Visa, full programme
€ 250