About

The Geographical Information Management and Applications Master’s programme is offered by the University of Twente (UT).

From protecting rainforests to streamlining urban planning, geographical information has a vital role to play in our world. How can we ensure this data is organized and presented to maximum effect?

Businesses and local residents are eager to consult the planning restrictions of their town or city to find out whether their building plans are likely to be approved. Presenting this information digitally in an easily accessible and visually effective form offers a pressing and fascinating challenge.

A non-governmental organization in a data-poor environment in a developing country wants to monitor changes in the extent and quality of the local forests. Is it possible to accurately classify satellite images in a way that will help them achieve this goal?

These are just two examples of the wide variety of spatial information issues that geographical information experts have to deal with. The range and complexity of such issues are vast: imagine the challenges involved in combining soil, land use, topography and geomorphology data into a single map to illustrate the probability of significant archaeological finds in a given area.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme consists of 90% distance learning

    This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Credits
      120 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      Blended
      • Time flexibility
        Fully structured
      • Attendance
        No Attendance
      • Teacher support
        Continuous support with feedback on request
      • Student interaction
        Online group works/assignments
    • More information Go To The Course Website

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score: 6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score: 93

      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic 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).

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    • You are considered ineligible for admission
    • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 15330 International
    • EUR 1951 EU/EEA
    • If you have a EU/EEA, Swiss or Suriname nationality you need to pay the statutory fee.
    • If you don't have an EU/EEA nationality you need to pay the institutional fee.
    • Part time -1736 €/year

    Funding

    Scholarships / Grants:

    Foundation for Refugee Students:
    The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands.

    Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship:
    The Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship focuses on excellent Chinese students who want to study or do research in the Netherlands for at least one academic year during or after their studies in China.

    Global Education Scholarship Programme (GEP):
    The Global Education Scholarship Programme (GEP) is a Russian government funding programme that offers Russian citizens an opportunity to study at the University of Twente.

    Neso Indonesia:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from Indonesia the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering two scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 25,000 each.

    StuNed:
    StuNed aims for the development of general, economic and environmental governance in Indonesia. To increase the institutional capacity of the Indonesian partner organizations and to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands.

    ETS:
    The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency.

    Colfuturo:
    Colfuturo’s main objective is to provide Colombian students with better study opportunities and enable them to contribute with their experiences of studying abroad to the economic and social development of Colombia. A maximum of US$ 25.000 per year and for a maximum of two years may be granted.

    Post-9/11 GI Bill:
    The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

    Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship:
    The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.

    Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO):
    Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) is, among other things, responsible for the distribution of Dutch student grants. The IB-groep can provide financial support to international students as well, through grants or loans.

    Erasmus+:
    Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favorable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates.

    Erasmus+:
    Erasmus+ encourages individual mobility, transnational partnerships and alliances to foster cooperation between organisations and institutions and to stimulate knowledge and innovation in the field of education, training and youth.

    Maxican Council for Science and Technology:
    The Mexican Council for Science and Technology, CONACyT, supports students from Mexico. It applies to Mexican students who want to enroll for a Master's or PhD programme at the University of Twente.

    Nuffic:
    The New Holland Scholarship Australia (NHS Australia) offers credit mobility scholarships to students from Australia who would like to study in the Netherlands for a short period and become part of the long-standing historic ties between the two countries.

    Neso Brazil:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from Brazil the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering two scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 25,000 each.

    Neso China:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from China the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering two scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 25,000 each.

    Neso Mexico:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from Mexico the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering two scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 25,000 each.

    Neso Korea:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from South Korea the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering one scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 12,500.

    Neso Russia:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from Russia the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering one scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 12,500.

    Neso Vietnam:
    The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) offers talented students from Vietnam the opportunity to obtain a Master degree at the University of Twente. The scholarship programme is highly selective, offering one scholarship for the academic year 2017/2018 with a value of about € 12,500.

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