24 months
18700 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Geographical Information Management and Applications from Wageningen University and Research is a very complete Master of Science programme, which focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Geographical information is becoming more and more important in the World’s societies. Think of physical planning, risk management, navigation systems, location based services, movement analysis, augmented reality, increasing use of maps and volunteered geographical information.

In addition to this specific focus, there are two more aspects which make GIMA a unique Master of Science program: the blended learning concept and the co-operation between four renowned Dutch universities.


The internship is one of the reflections of GIMA’s links to professional geo-information organizations (governments, companies, institutes). The possibility of doing GIMA part-time (whilst working in such an organization) is another reflection. Part-time GIMA studies last 4 years and full-time studies 2 years.

The English language Geographical Information Management and Applications from Wageningen University and Research  is also an international programme. It does not only target Dutch bachelors, but surely also foreign bachelors and professionals with equivalent pre-education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and thechniques
  • Project management
  • Basic applications
  • Advanced methods and techniques
  • Management in organizations
  • Advanced applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

We are looking for students who are:

  • Self-disciplined and show initiative
  • Independent thinkers but can also be team players
  • Interested in both geo-information science and project-management

Is this a profile you recognize yourself in? Then read on for our entry requirements!

You are eligible to be admitted to the GIMA program, if you have:

  • already obtained a Dutch or foreign university Bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline related to geo-information, geography or geographic information management and applications
  • academic and research skills on par with those expected at the level of a university Bachelor degree
  • basic computer skills
  • English language proficiency (as GIMA is a complete English language program).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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