In addition to this specific focus, there are two more aspects which make Geographical Information Management and Applications programme at Wageningen University and Research a unique Master of Science program: the blended learning concept and the co-operation between four renowned Dutch universities.
You will get the best from geo-information Nederland GISexperts from four universities in the Netherlands: University of Twente/ITC Enschede, TU Delft, Utrecht University and Wageningen University. These universities have joined forces to offer GIMA, each with their own specializations related to geo-information technology, management and applications. The GIMA programme offers more than advanced use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for a variety of applications: it also covers the management of geo-information and spatial data infrastructures in organizations and management styles. Since the start of the programme in 2003, GIMA has become one of the most popular and well evaluated master programs on geo-information applications and management in the Netherlands and our community keeps growing.
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.
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- The MSc. GIMA programme is offered as blended learning. At the beginning of each module there are 3 contact days in which the lectures are being held and the assignments explained. After that there is a period of distance learning of approximately 12 weeks. At the end of the module there are two examination days at one of the four universities. The modular set-up is shown below.
- You can get exemption for the internship or modules if you can prove sufficient relevant experience.
- The modules can also be attended separately. This will result in separate certificates instead of an MSc. certificate.
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 26 other Masters in Geography in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Aside from the entry requirements stated below, 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!
- already obtained a university Bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline related to geo-information or to a spatial / informatics discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Management, Planning, …)
- 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 programme).
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International19600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Wageningen
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.