University of Maastricht





Maastricht University (UM), is one of the most internationalised universities in the Netherlands. With 16,000 students and 3,500 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. 

Founded in 1976, UM has grown quickly, thanks to its innovation and commitment to internationalisation. Maastricht University's faculties and schools offer a broad range of accredited Bachelor's and Master's programmes, independently or in cooperation with other education institutes. The university also provides programmes for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and other professionals. Students and staff, programme reviews and national and international rankings have rated the education at Maastricht University highly.

Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for almost 40 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it's about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way.

Courses offered through English


Unlike many Dutch cities, Maastricht does not have a long waiting list for student housing. But you are still advised to start looking for accommodation before the beginning of the academic year. Accommodation is arranged through the services of a housing cooperative 'Maastrichthousing'.

You should budget for €400 - €450 per month.


"Since making the decision to come and study in Maastricht, I can honestly say I haven't looked back. The standard of teaching has far exceeded my expectations and studying Cultural studies in such an international environment is fascinating. Within the small tutorial based learning system they have here you really get a chance to discuss and debate academic questions with your fellow students and the professors.Whilst the high expectations and regular assessments (exams every eight weeks from day one) is tough it also gives you a real sense of achievement"

Dani Older, UK Student