The January in Maastricht program is designed specifically for CISaustralia students is hosted at Maastricht University – considered one of the best young universities in the world! Study International Environmental Law, Positive Psychology or International Relations and Politics on this 3-week program located in the heart of Europe!

Enjoy life in this historic, student town with weekend excursions to Amsterdam and Brussels included in the program.

Watch an information session about CISaustralia Summer programs here.

Field of Study

  • Law
  • International Relations
  • Psychology

Find more information regarding specific courses on the CIS Australia website.

Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit Equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7.5 ECTS are successfully completed (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 CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

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

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

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline. 

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is approximately AUD $7,999 - $8,499. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

The program fees include:

  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Visa assistance
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • On-site orientation
  • Accommodation – single or double room
  • Dutch SIM card including unlimited calling and 7GB data
  • 2 group dinners
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Tuition fees – including course materials
  • Maastricht University student card with access to the University library
  • Maastricht city tour and excursion
  • Weekend excursions to Amsterdam and Brussels
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Maastricht University official transcript


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


Internships and Global Experiences Grant

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 31 October 2023*

*All students that apply (and have paid their application fee) for the Jan 2024 program, on or before 5pm August 31st 2023, will receive a A$1,000 tuition fee waiver. Please visit the CIS Australia Website for more details. 

Program Dates

Start: 03 January 2024
End: 20 January 2024

Fast Facts

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

*Postgraduates may participate in this program 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. 

*OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.​