What will I learn?

The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design (in Dutch: Technische planologie) revolves around physical and institutional design. The course units are related to spatial planning and design, water management, infrastructure and environmental planning, spatial computer programs, complex decision-making and academic research.

You will work in virtual realities, but also go on excursions to see spatial projects in real life. There will be an opportunity to develop your personal interests via elective course units. You complete your Bachelor's degree with a research project. Excellent students can take part in a more in-depth programme at the Honours College, which has a wider range of topics.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

The Bachelor's degree programme in Spatial Planning and Design is unique within the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and gives students the opportunity to explore their own fields of interest within physical and institutional design. This degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned and highly trained teachers.

Job prospects

The degree programme's interdisciplinary curriculum offers students the opportunity to work in different fields in practice or research. The Netherlands is an international leader on planning topics such as water management and sustainable mobility, and an established expert thanks to its long-standing planning history.

The degree programme offers knowledge that is both locally embedded and globally relevant. Graduates of this degree programme are highly qualified for both the national and the international labour market.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€9,500.00 (US$ 11,020) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

Students with an international diploma should have an international degree equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (VWO) degree.

Math test: Mathematics should have been passed as standard/methods level subject (VWO level A) in your secondary school education. If not you will be asked to proof the level of mathematics, for instance by taking a math test.

IELTS International English Language Testing System (Academic version) 6.0, with a minimum score of 6.0 on each section

TOEFL: minimum overall score 80 (reading: 18, listening: 18, speaking: 20, writing: 21)

Cambridge English C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency (formerly known as: CAE / CPE): minimum score of 169

University Language Center Test with a minimum score of B2 on each section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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