Maastricht University

Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Program Overview

About Maastricht University

"Maastricht University, the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students. Maastricht University has used Problem-Based Learning (PBL) ever since it was founded and has been an expert in this field for over 35 years. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it's about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way. Maastricht University makes the difference. With unique Europe-focused and international-oriented programmes. After all, UM is 'Leading in Learning.'" - Maastricht University

Term Dates

  • Fall semester: early September to late December
  • Spring semester: early February to mid-June
Note: Dates are approximate and may be subject to change

Approximate Living Expenses

  • Housing: approximately €300 - €600 per month
  • Food (no meal plans available): students can prepare meals in the fully equipped, shared kitchens; groceries approximately €180 per month
  • Books and Necessary Class Materials: approximately €250 per semester
  • Local Transportation: Boarding fare for bus, metro and tram is €4.  Most students travel by bicycle and second-hand bikes vary from 100-200€.
  • Personal Expenses: approximately €100 per month

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Most exchange students end up staying at the UM Guesthouse although it is not guaranteed.  Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis and the cost is approximately 300€ - 600€/month.

Student Services

  • Erasmus Student Network that plans social activities for international students
  • MyBuddy SBE