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Spatial Planning and Design


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If you have a special interest in the living environment, and you aspire to combine analytical thinking with creative design, then Spatial Planning and Design is the field for you.

What effects will climate change have on our future cities and rural areas? How can you develop sustainable strategies and designs for new and existing urban systems? How do you deal with a complex built environment and related spatial planning and design processes? Planners are asked to translate spatial transformations into new opportunities to enhance the quality of life.

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

During the programme, you will work in virtual realities, but also go on excursions to see spatial projects in real life. In addition, there will be opportunities to develop your personal interests via the elective course units. Finally, uou complete your Bachelor's degree with a research project. And if you aspire to learn more: excellent students can take part in a more in-depth programme at the Honours College, which has a wider range of topics.




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:

Mathematics should have been passed as standard/methods level subject (VWO level A) in your secondary school education. 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:

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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Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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