24 months
33000 EUR/year
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The 2-year Master’s Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation degree from University of Twente (UT) is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English.  

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The exciting challenges awaiting you as a Master’s graduate in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation at University of Twente (UT)  are many. If the prospect of utilizing geographic information systems and remote sensing to help our planet and its people gets you excited, this ITC Master's programme could be just right for you. 

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 by geo-information science and earth observation (GEO).

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 with a projected job outlook that is much higher than average.

According to the new market research report "Geospatial Analytics Market" published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Geospatial Analytics Market size is projected to grow from USD 52.6 billion in 2020 to USD 96.3 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.9% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the Geospatial Analytics Market include the increasing number of AI and ML-based GIS solutions, development of smart cities and urbanization, increased deployment of IoT sensors across locations, and advancement of big data analytics for organizations by improving the workflow

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Skills
  • GIS and RS for Geospatial Problem Solving
  • Global Challenges, Local Action
  • Spectral Data Processing
  • Spectral Geology 
  • Geological Remote Sensing
  • Field Measurements and Validation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33000 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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