There are two aspects which make GIMA a unique programme: the blended learning concept and the co-operation between four renowned Dutch universities. GIMA is also an international programme. It does not only target Dutch bachelors, but also foreign bachelors and professionals with equivalent pre-education.
GIMA is a blended learning Master's programme, which means that most of the time you are studying from the place where you think you can study best (e.g. at home, or your local library). Students study full time (2 yrs.) or part time (4 yrs.). For the first half of the programme there are only four short contact periods per year, one at each partner university. During those contact periods (with a duration of two weeks) you are supposed to be present in person but for the rest of the year you can study through our electronic learning environment from wherever you are. Obviously, the same holds for the individual thesis research project and internship, each of 6 (full time) or 12 (part time) months length in the last half of the programme.
The Master’s programme of GIMA is the result of a unique joint venture between four Dutch universities, each with a good reputation in its field and with its own traditions:
- Utrecht University , with a focus on geography and planning;
- Delft University of Technology, with a focus on the legal, organisational and technical aspects of geo-information handling;
- University of Twente, with a focus on technical and application oriented courses for developing countries;
- Wageningen University, with a focus on agricultural and rural applications.
GIMA graduates have excellent career prospects. Especially the demand for managers and application specialists in geo-information in the professional market is still constantly increasing.
The GIMA programme aims at educating students to become;
- all-round managers of geo-information and/or
- all-round geo-information researchers and/or
- all-round geo-information application specialists.
GIMA alumni work in the private sector with for example energy or utility companies, or in the field of geo-marketing or consulting. Furthermore, graduates could start their career in the public sector, like in research institutes, municipalities, or other governmental services. Also a combination of both sectors would be possible.
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- Methods and Techniques
- Project Management
- Basic Applications
- Advanced Methods and Techniques
- Management in Organisations
- Advanced Applications
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
- Deadline passed, National
DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Computer Sciences View 23 other Masters in Geography in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You are eligible for the GIMA programme, if you have:
- already obtained a Dutch or foreign university bachelor's degree or equivalent in a discipline related to geographical information management and applications (with sufficient knowledge of GIS). In case of some GIS knowledge deficiency, considerable working experience in the geo-information field will be an advantage.
- academic and research skills on par with those expected at the level of a university bachelor's degree.
- basic computer skills.
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International17078 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17078 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Part time fees: Dutch and other EU/EEA students - 1.904 EUR per year.
Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.
- Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
- Bright Minds Fellowships
- Holland Scholarship
- Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
- Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
- Student grant and loan system
- Tuition fee loan
- Erasmus+ Master loans
- Canadian student loans
- US Federal Loans
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.