DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Planning (MSc)

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
EUR 14350

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About DDM Development Planning and Infrastructure Planning at University of Groningen

Would you like to study topics in development planning and infrastructure management in two different countries? Then this double degree is the right choice for you.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen and the Departmentof Regional and City Planning in Bandung combine their strengths inthis double degree. The course lasts for twenty-four months. You will spend the first twelve months in Indonesia and the secondtwelve months in the Netherlands. 

The programme is designed to provide individuals and governmentofficials with the professional capability to deal with planningrelated activities. You will focus on local as well as centrallevels in both the developed and the developing world. You will betrained to address spatial problems and to tackle complicatedsituations in an efficient and effective way. 

The curriculum focuses on theories in the field of planning, for example in planning and management of natural resources. Inaddition, you will be trained to handle decision-making processes.Furthermore, this degree will provide you with the skills toimprove and develop infrastructure planning and management in thecontext of urban and regional development. 
See the website of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) formore information and you can find more information aboutthe double degree

Would you like to study topics in Development Planning and Infrastructure Management in two different countries? Then this double degree is the right choice for you.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen and the Departmentof Regional and City Planning in Bandung combine their strengths inthis double degree. The course lasts for twenty-four months. You will spend the first twelve months in Indonesia and the secondtwelve months in the Netherlands. 

The programme is designed to provide individuals and governmentofficials with the professional capability to deal with planningrelated activities. You will focus on local as well as centrallevels in both the developed and the developing world. You will betrained to address spatial problems and to tackle complicatedsituations in an efficient and effective way. 

The curriculum focuses on theories in the field of planning, for example in planning and management of natural resources. Inaddition, you will be trained to handle decision-making processes.Furthermore, this degree will provide you with the skills toimprove and develop infrastructure planning and management in thecontext of urban and regional development.
See the website of the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) formore information and you can find more information about the master at ITB.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a graduate, you can work in governmental agencies,consultancies, and non-profit organizations as an expert in thefield of developmental planning and infrastructural management. Itis also possible to expand your knowledge as a researcher at a university or other knowledge institute.

During the programme at the University of Groningen we offersupport for your career preparation. The Career Services areprovided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/(...)careers-company-frw/More information about the UG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/next/

As a graduate, you can work in governmental agencies,consultancies, and non-profit organizations as an expert in thefield of developmental planning and infrastructural management. Itis also possible to expand your knowledge as a researcher at a university or other knowledge institute.

During the programme at the University of Groningen we offersupport for your career preparation. The Career Services areprovided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.

More information about the Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/(...)careers-company-frw/More information about the UG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/next/

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

For admission at ITB: A minimum GPA of bachelor degree is 3.00(or equivalent)

language test

For admission at ITB : TOEFL score is a minimum of 500 (or otherproof of English proficiency) For admission in Groningen:comparable to TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5. Cambridge Certificate ofProficiency in English (A,B,C). Cambridge Certificate in AdvancedEnglish (A,B,C). Exemptions: Native English speakers or diplomaholders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, NewZealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.

other admission requirements

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link:http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) andOctober-November (Semester 2).

Service Desk for international students: http://www.international.itb.ac.id/web/

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

For admission at ITB: A minimum GPA of bachelor degree is 3.00(or equivalent)

other admission requirements

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link:http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) andOctober-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts inAugust.

Service Desk for international students at ITB: http://www.international.itb.ac.id/web/

Contact for post graduate international student at ITB: http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

Registration procedure

For enrollment in the first year at ITB see the following link:http://usm.itb.ac.id/international/

The second year you study EIP in Groningen.

Admission is conducted on February-June (Semester 1) andOctober-November (Semester 2). Semester I in ITB starts inAugust.

Service Desk for international students at ITB
Contact for post graduate international student at ITB.

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
TOEFL paper based500

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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