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Human Geography and Planning


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Do you want to know where to build what types of houses to solve the housing crisis? Do you wonder why climate change has different consequences in different regions?
Do you dare to ask critical questions about how different places develop to help remake a better world? Then Human Geography & Planning is the right choice for you!During this programme, you learn to investigate society in its geographic context. You will learn to explain how and why cities and regions develop differently, and how this relates to where and when these developments take place. For example, why do some regions benefit more from globalisation than others? Or, what are the consequences of population decline for people living in shrinking regions? And, how can you work together with different organisations to plan and build suitable residential areas?You will learn to answer such questions and use this knowledge to create new ideas and develop the places that we live in today and in the future. The programme covers a wide variety of topics, including urban development, globalisation and labour markets, migration, and urban and regional planning. Geographers and planners combine these topics with a spatial perspective to make the world we live in a better place; making places better together.During the first year you learn academic skills and are introduced to various themes of human geography & planning




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 13,100

€ 11,500


Application requirements

Should you be interested in taking the Colloquium Doctum (21+) entrance test, please contact the Study Advisor (

Students without English on a VWO level have to take a language 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 See the international tab if you have an international degree. A prospective student can always apply for an exemption from the English language test. The stude

You should have at least Mathematics C. If this is not the case, you will be asked to prove your level of mathematics by obtaining one of the accepted mathematics certificates. List of accepted mathematics tests: See the international tab if you have an international degree.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 13,100
€ 11,500
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


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Main address
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9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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