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Why study at ITC

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

We will provide you with the advanced knowledge and critical skills needed to become a geospatial professional.

You will become a geospatial professional capable of acquiring knowledge in geo-information science and earth observation and translating it into practical solutions for real-world problems


Enschede is a real student city with over 30,000 students and over 140 different study, sports, cultural, social, and international associations. Joining an association will support you with everyday situations and help you settle in and make friends. But first, you start your student life with the introduction week ‘The Kick-In’: the absolute best way to meet other students and explore the campus and all other aspects of your future student life! 

One of our University's crown jewels is undoubtedly our campus. A green and lively environment that covers 146 hectares – approximately 200 football fields. Here, you can find everything you need to learn, work and live. A campus with the hustle and bustle of a small metropolis and a dynamic, international community to live and work in. More about our campus and its facilities

But there are many more reasons for choosing ITC as your launching pad for a career in the field of geoinformation science.

  • A truly international and multicultural experience

    As a student at ITC, you will live and study in the Netherlands. You will meet and mingle with students from all continents, ages, and different cultural and professional backgrounds. You can participate in projects worldwide, in all kinds of scenarios and environments, and build a vast and lasting international network of kindred spirits in the process.

  • Enjoy world-class education

    The University of Twente is included in several reputable rankings and is generally counted among the top 1% of universities worldwide.

    At ITC you will receive high-class education with lots of personal attention from experienced and knowledgeable staff. Having worked with international students in this context for many years, we know how to address your needs.

  • Solve real-world problems

    Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. Geographical information systems and remote sensing tools can help solve real-world problems and complex issues concerning health care, food security, climate, water, urban planning, security and land scarcity.

    Our programmes cover the full range of geo-information science and remote sensing disciplines. This is what makes ITC unique in the world.

  • Become part of a worldwide network

    ITC alumni belong to a worldwide community of over 20,000 people from 170 different countries, who form an extensive network of international contacts.

    You will become part of a network that includes United Nations organizations, universities, research groups, resources survey and map production services, and various international professional associations.

  • Study in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands stands out when it comes to its inventiveness, its problem-solving attitude and its openness to the world. Studying here offers you the space to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. All programmes and courses in the Netherlands lead to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD, a diploma or certificate. Read more.