DDM Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastucture (MSc)

the Netherlands

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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2168 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 15900 per year

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About DDM Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastucture at University of Groningen

Do you want to study topics in urban planning, environment and infrastructure in the context of Europe and Southeast Asia? Join our Double Degree Master in Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure!

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (UG), the Netherlands, and the Department of Architecture and Planning at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia have jointly created a Double Degree Master programme. It combines content from the master Urban and Regional Planning at UGM with content from the master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning at UG. Students start their two year programme with a year in Indonesia, followed by a year in the Netherlands.

You will learn about urban theories, spatial methods, smart governance, water management and apply your knowledge in urban planning and design studios at different scales, taking into consideration the social context and planning politics. You will learn to solve real-world problems by using acquired skills and techniques.

Gadjah Mada University, located in the city of Yogyakarta, is one of the oldest and largest institutions of higher education in Indonesia. The city is home to thousands of students from across the world. Yogyakarta's unique landscape, heritage and culture make it an interesting place for those studying urban planning. In addition, you will enrich your study experience in Groningen, the Netherlands. The University of Groningen is one of the world's leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities connecting Europe and Southeast Asia.

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 study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2168 per yearInternational course feesEUR 15900 per year

Entry requirements

Contact University of Groningen to find course entry requirements.

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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