The AIM Overseas Positive Psychology program is intended to familiarise you with concepts and in-depth understanding of human emotions, happiness and wellbeing through the Positive Psychology program at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. 

This program is perfect for psychology students interested in learning about the positive psychology movement that is well-being and happiness, building positive qualities and strengths, and preventing future problems. This program has a mixture of teaching modes including class lectures, seminars and practical workshops with weekend trips to Brussels, Leuven and Amsterdam.

Fields of study

  • Psychology

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 7.5 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $7,990 - $8,210 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Sally - 2019

I wanted to complete an extra psychology subject over the summer, and studying overseas seemed like a really great opportunity. The Positive Psychology content taught me many new things about myself and about positive aspects of humanity, that I really enjoyed.

I found the academic side of the program to be amazing, and I learned so much in a really short time. I think the skills that I developed in research and in positive psychology may provide me with future opportunities. 

Read more of Sally's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 03 January 2020
End: 25 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​