• What does the course involve?
  • Combine theory & practice
  • Professional career
  • Enrolment
  • Specifications
Curriculum Smart Green Cities

That this programme was set up in Almere, is not a coincidence. Almere is a city that that was founded only 40 years ago, but with 200,000 inhabitants at the moment, it is also the fastest growing city in the Netherlands. In the time to come, the city may grow to a total of 350,000 inhabitants. The topics dealt with in this study programme can often be observed in real life in this city. This creates a solid link with relevant businesses and organisations. It is the ideal way to combine theory and practice.


Amsterdam metropolitan area

Almere is part of the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam. This is one of the five economically strongest regions in Europe. It offers students an excellent opportunity for working within the frameworks of various innovative projects.

Bachelor of Science degree in Geo Media & Design

After completing this two-year programme, you will not only have an internationally recognised diploma. Your CV will also contain your first work experience, as you will have done projects and internships with international companies and organisations during your studies. The knowledge and work experience gained from your studies and internships, will give you a good starting position for jobs such as:

  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Sustainability Advisor
  • Consultant for Innovation and Development Projects
  • Policy Advisor at City & Regional Level
  • Spatial Analyst


Successful applicants for the 2 year Bachelor degree courses must have:

  • Completed BTS, DUT, HND or Licence 2 or at least two years (120 ECTS) of university study in a related subject relevant to the study programme in such a way that the resulting combined study pathway is plausible in its entirety       
  • A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79)
  • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure
  • Strong motivation to be successful in the sector
  • Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment
  • Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means

More information about admission.


How to apply

The application procedure consists of two steps. The first step is to complete the application form on our website and send in your CV and motivation letter, indicating which course you would like to apply for. Our application committee will inform you about the result. If you are eligible, the second step is an invitation for an intake interview and a paper-based English test or you can submit proof of English proficiency: TOEFL / IELTS. Processing of the applications will commence in October. Read all about the application voor EU-students and Non EU-students here.

Bachelor programme Smart Green Cities
Title/ Degree  Bachelor of Geo Media & Design
Faculty  Almere 
Start of programme  September 
Duration of programme  2 year 
Number of credits  120 ECTS 
Type of programme  Full-time 
Language of instruction  English 
Country of study programme  NL 
Internship(s)  yes 
Accrediation  NVAO 
Application deadlines  1 April - NON-EU students 
  1 June - EU students 
Tuition fee  Find more information here 

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