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Human Geography and Planning


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Do you wonder why climate change has different consequences in different regions? Do you want to know where to build what types of houses to solve the housing crisis?Do you dare to ask critical questions about how different places develop to help remake a better world? Then Human Geography & Planning may be the right choice for you.During this programme, you learn to investigate society in its spatial context. You will learn to explain regional and local differences in societal developments in relation to the place and time in which they occur. For example, why do some regions benefit more from globalisation than others? Or, what are the consequences of population decline for those that remain living in shrinking regions? And, how can you work together with different institutions 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 we live today and in the future. This 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.The first year introduces you to the various themes of human geography & planning, and academic skills. During th




Bachelor of Science


3 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 11,200


Application requirements

* 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 * An exemption can be given by the Admission Board. See also:

Students with an international diploma should have an international degree equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (VWO) degree. See: Contact the Admissions Office when you have questions (

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

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 11,200
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 1 May '23 1 May '23
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25


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