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Information for foreign students

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences is an internationally-oriented community of academics, students and support staff. The staff members operate within extensive international research and educational networks. The Human Geography and Planning BSc programme and the Cultural Geography MSc programme include a compulsory excursion abroad. The Faculty’s student organization Ibn Battuta offers a range of foreign study trips for the entire student population. Over 50% of the students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences complete their degree programmes with at least 3 months spent studying abroad.

Given this focus it should come as no surprise that the Faculty of Spatial Sciences welcomes many foreign students every year:

  • Degree-seeking students for the one-year master programmes "Environmental and Infrastructure Planning" and "Population Studies" and the two-year research master programme "Regional Studies", all of which offer all courses in the English language;
  • PhD students;
  • Degree-seeking foreign students for the "Sociale Geografie en Planologie" and "Technische Planologie" bachelor programmes (language of instruction: Dutch), or or one of the other master programmes of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences with Dutch as the principle language of instruction;
  • exchange students at the bachelor (undergraduate) or master (graduate) level, participating in special courses developed by the Faculty’s International School of Spatial Policy Studies or in regular courses taught in the English language.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences offers a challenging, friendly and flexible academic environment for foreign students. Interested students are invited to consult the relevant sections of the website for more information (see the menu to the left).

For more information on the ‘scholarship instrument’ click here.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences has established the "International School of Spatial Policy Studies", responsible for tailor-made courses for exchange students, the summer course "Society, Environment, Transportation and Space", "Dutch Manscape" excursions and more. For more information, click here.

General information is provided by the International Office of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.

Last modified:04 April 2015 9.24 p.m.