Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, M.Sc.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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 the 2-year Master’s Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT).

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 of the three fastest growing of the 21st century. Research institute Markets and Marketspredicts it will grow from $ 31 Billion in 2016 to $ 74 Billion by 2021. Logically the job market, in the private and (semi-)public sector as well as academia, is expected to grow accordingly.

Career prospects

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.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geo-Information Science and Modelling
  • Earth Observation
  • Data integration: Principles, approaches and user perspectives
  • Data Analysis in Earth Sciences 
  • Field Measurements and Validation 
  • Geological Remote Sensing 
  • Spectral Geology

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      English Language Requirements

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                      Academic Requirements

                      Applicants for the Master of Science (MSc) degree programme should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognized university in a discipline related to the course, preferably combined with working experience in a relevant field.

                      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.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        10687.5 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 21375 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                        10687.5 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 21375 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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                        Living costs for Enschede

                        • 650 - 920 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                        The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

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