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Master's Program in Spatial Planning

Radboud University
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Master's program in Spatial Planning

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those spatial transformations - think of: regenerating shopping districts or old industrial sites; designating water retention areas; shaping urban mobility concepts for the future. Related challenges vary in scale, from individual property to European policy making.

The program's subtitle ‘managing smart cities and regions’ reflects the challenges of current and future urban societies, at a time that ambitions for a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century are formulated, with policies and strategies to create more sustainable and equitable urban spaces.

Master's specializations include:

  • Cities, Water and Climate Change
  • European Spatial and Environmental Planning
  • Planning, Land and Real Estate Development
  • Urban and Regional Mobility
  • Flexible specialization

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Admission requirements

Nationality requirement

You hold citizenship of an EU/EEA (1) country, Suriname or Switzerland, or you qualify for a student grant on the basis of the Student Finance Act 2000, or you have been granted refugee student status by the UAF foundation.

Degree requirement

You did not yet obtain a Bachelor’s degree in the Netherlands when you are enrolling in a Bachelor's programme or you did not yet obtain a Master’s degree in the Netherlands when you are enrolling in a Master’s programme.

If you already obtained a degree in the Netherlands and wish to obtain a second degree in teaching (at the Radboud Teachers Academy) or healthcare (Medicine, Dentistry or Biomedical Sciences) at the same level as your first degree (Bachelor's or Master's), provided that your first degree is not in the same area as the second degree you wish to obtain, you need to pay the institutional tuition fee.

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Program content

You can choose a specialization that best reflects your passion for spatial planning:

Cities, Water and Climate Change

Gain all necessary knowledge and skills for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.

European Spatial and Environmental Planning

Become a spatial planner who understands EU policies, can cooperate with planners across borders and engages with other sectors like environment and economic development.

Planning, Land and Real Estate Development

Discover new perspectives on urban development which you can use in a future role as city developer, either in the public or private sector.

Urban and Regional Mobility

Look into different integrated mobility systems or transport modes at different spatial scales. Discover new practices and strategies to provide innovative mobility solutions.

Flexible specialization

We also offer you the opportunity to make your own combination of courses from a list of relevant electives, next to completing the core courses of the program.


  • EU/EAA (Swiss, Surinamese) Statutory tuition fees: € 2.209
  • NON-EU Institutional fees: € 16,000

Fees disclaimer

Students are eligible for the statutory tuition fees if they meet both the nationality requirement and the degree requirement. If you do not meet the nationality requirement and the degree requirement (or only one of both), then you are eligible for the institutional tuition fees. A different fee structure may apply to double and dual degree programmes. Please contact the school for more information.

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Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University is a student-focused research university located in the city of Nijmegen, and has been awarded the best general, traditional university in The Netherlands. Radboud University is home to seven faculties, and all faculties are centrally located on one...

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Why study at Radboud University

  • Top quality education with an internationally recognized diploma
  • Diverse and inclusive university contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all
  • Voted best traditional university 8 times since 2012.
  • One of only 2 universities in the Netherlands with a campus
  • Free social Dutch courses offered to international students
  • Living affordability & assistance with finding student housing options
  • NSM offers innovative opportunities for disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration
  • NSM’s students are taught the skills needed to become globally employable graduates
  • Incredible student support through pre-arrival services, student advisors, student deans, trainers, psychologists, peer-to-peer mentor programmes, career services and many more.
  • Great student lifestyle and social networks: for example through study associations, student organisations and sport clubs

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Radboud University

P.O. Box 9102
6500 HC Nijmegen
the Netherlands

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