The University of Maastricht or Maastricht University (UM) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the city of Maastricht (the Netherlands). Maastricht University was founded in 1976. It is a young European university, invariably part of the top 20 universities in the country. At the same time, up to 16,300 students study at the university and employ about 4,300 employees. The institution is distinguished for its innovative model of education, an interdisciplinary approach, and also an international character.
Over the past decades, Maastricht has evolved from a quiet provincial town into a vibrant international student city, in which more than 10% of the town's residents are students, and almost half of them are guests from other countries. It is a beautiful city for living with a picturesque city center, historical buildings, elements of modern architecture create a positive atmosphere. The campus is located within the city and contains all the necessary infrastructure necessary for full study, recreation and development.
Students can study before or after training sessions, work in one of 175 study spaces or work with other students on a project or assignment, and during a break visit one of the many cafes on campus.
Those wishing to go in for sports can train in gyms, stadiums or enroll in one of the university sports teams.
Maastricht University students have the opportunity to live in a hostel or rent an apartment with other students. The average rent is from 300 to 400 euros per person. Most students live in the center of the city, but it is possible to rent housing in the suburbs.
Most of the hostels are within walking distance or bicycling from university buildings, which is very convenient for students.
Training at the university requires careful preparation for classes, reading books and collaborating on projects. The university library provides many halls with workplaces for individual studies. Almost half of them are equipped with computers, and free Wi-Fi allows you to work on your own laptop.
Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.
Maastricht University supports its students in setting goals and drawing up effective plans for the future, offering vocational guidance, internships and a practice-oriented learning environment, providing ample opportunities for the development of professional competencies. The management of the educational institution closely cooperates with the business sphere, ensuring the employment of its graduates.
Thanks to its high-quality research and training programs, as well as close attention to social interaction, UM quickly established a solid reputation. Today he is considered one of the best young universities in the world.
The university is a European pioneer of problem-oriented learning. This educational model has been working since the foundation of the university.
Located in the heart of Europe, the university is actively developing exchange programs. Almost half of the students and a third of the teaching staff come from abroad, representing more than 100 different nationalities. Most UM curricula are taught in English.
The university conducts extensive research and development activities. Scientific research is interdisciplinary in nature and is directed towards European integration, sustainable development, healthy aging and the impact of technological progress on society. The researchers work in close cooperation with national and international institutions, companies and industry.
UM has six faculties and five training centers managed as a whole. The office of the University of Maastricht advises and supports the executive university council, which includes the administration and management of the university. The University Council is the central representative body of employees and students.
The university offers a wide range of educational programs.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.