Maastricht University

Maastricht , Netherlands
Maastricht University (UM) is an innovative, research university in the beautiful city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Our educational methods are based on developing research skills, self-reliance and an international profile. At UM, you do not simply repeat what you learn, but work with your classmates to find innovative solutions to societal and technological problems. UM is committed to the emerging knowledge society, incorporating research, internationalism and innovation into its academics.

About

History

Situated on the border with Belgium and Germany, and famous for the 1992 Maastricht Treaty establishing the European Union, Maastricht is an international city, welcoming people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. Over 135 international institutes have made Maastricht their home, and Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels and London are all within a few hours travel.

Education

Maastricht University is known for its use of Problem-Based Learning - an innovative, student-centred instructional method - in its bachelor's and master's programmes. Students work in tutorial groups, collaboratively seeking practical solutions to open-ended, real-world problems. Instructors act as facilitators, giving help when and where it is needed, allowing you to build independence and develop research skills. Research is integrated into every level of education at UM, and our research portfolio is focused on issues critical to the development of society.

Research

Maastricht University (UM) is an innovative, research-oriented university in the beautiful city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. UM offers academic programmes on a wide range of themes, including Arts & Culture, Behavioural and Political Sciences, Business and Economics, Health and Life Sciences, Law, and Knowledge Engineering. The educational methods are based on developing research skills, self-reliance and an international profile. At UM, you do not simply repeat what you learn, but work with your classmates to find innovative solutions to societal and technological problems. UM is committed to the emerging knowledge society, incorporating research, internationalism and innovation into its academics.

Career

UM Career Services supports students in preparing as well as possible for their future careers and in the choices they need to make during their studies. Students can benefit from training, information, advice and personal guidance. In addition, UM Career Services brings students into contact with the labour market.UM Career Services offers:

  • Individual guidance
  • Quick Career Advice (QCA): a brief consultation (15 minutes) to advise students on their choice of study programme and career planning. You can also have your CV and cover letter checked.
  • Career advice: in-depth guidance from a career adviser on your study and career choices . Only possible after you have had a QCA consultation.
  • Simulation interviews

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (45)
Medicine & Health (18)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (10)
Education & Training (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Maastricht University!

Services

Student services

Administration and Practical Services:

  • Admission and Registration
  • Front Office and Call Centre
  • Visa
  • Scholarships
  • Maastricht Housing
  • Information Management

Student Support:

  • Psychological
  • Legal
  • Disability
  • Career
  • Financial
Student life:
  • Studium Generale
  • The Innbetween (formerly Tafelstraat 13)
  • INKOM
  • Center for European Studies
  • Maastricht Summer School
  • Student Organisations

Housing services

Accommodation assistance available from Maastrichthousing.com, the Kamerburo and from the UM Guesthouse

Library services

University Library with two locations, ergonomic study areas, wireless internet, course book collections organised by academic staff and special collections of audio-visual material

ICT services

The ICT Service Centre is one of 5 service centres at the University Maastricht (UM) that have been set up to provide specific services within the organization. The ICTS provides services in the areas of Information and Communication Technology.

  • ICT Manuals
  • Athena Desktop Support
  • WiFi Wireless Network
  • Security Pages

Student Life

Campus life

Maastricht University occupies former municipal and ecclesiastical buildings spread throughout the city-centre and its medical and psychology faculties are based in state-of-the-art facilities in the Maastricht neighbourhood of Randwyck. Both the city and the university embrace the culture of the 'Erasmus generation,' and its stress on cosmopolitanism, academic and professional mobility and inter-institutional cooperation.

Sports facilities

UM Sports offering a broad sports programme ranging from yoga to basketball and rowing to dancing. Activities take place in several locations, including the Sports Centre Randwyck, which has a modern gym, an indoor cycling room, a dojo and two major sports halls.

Student clubs

A student association will give you an added opportunity to fully enjoy your student years and to develop yourself further. If you organise your time efficiently, you should have enough time to do things other than just study – so why not go for it? You’ll have no trouble finding a student association that suits you.During INKOM, representatives from most of the student associations will be there to introduce themselves to you. The following websites will give you a good, first impression of associations at Maastricht:

  • SV KoKo
  • MSRV Saurus
  • SV Circumflex
  • MSV Tragos

Accreditation

  • Maastricht University programmes all approved by the Dutch Ministry of Education and accredited by the Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO), the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation
  • The UM School of Business and Economics (SBE) internationally accredited by the renowned AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, making it one of a few international schools with all three accreditations.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.