Universiteit Maastricht

Maastricht
Netherlands

Language of instruction

English

Universiteit Maastricht (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and is considered one of the best young universities in the world. UM School of Business and Economics has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, resulting in the “Triple Crown” achieved by only 1 per cent of business schools worldwide.

Maastricht is a wonderful city to live in. Exactly the right size, inviting city centre, historic buildings beside cutting-edge architecture and industrial heritage. The city is vibrant, not in the least thanks to the many students who call it home, and there are lots of things to do.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester Late January/February–July
Semester 2 Autumn Semester Late August/September–January

Each semester is divided into three periods – 2 course periods and 1 skills training period. 

Students going on exchange in the Autumn semester (UQ Semester 2) should choose courses from periods 1-3
Students going on exchange in the Spring semester (UQ Semester 1) should choose courses from periods 4-6

Autumn semester: course periods 1 and 2 + skills training period 3
Spring semester: course periods 4 and 5 + skills training period 6

View the UM academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

26 ECTS credits per semester at UM is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UM.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the UM course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business administration
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing

Course restrictions

Students can only study courses within the Faculty of Economics & Business.

Students are expected to be majoring in Business or Economics to study at UM.

Exchange students choose postgraduate courses in addition to undergraduate courses provided they upload a copy of their relevant bachelor's degree in English (worth 3 years of relevant studies) or a statement from their home university in English certifying that they have obtained at least 180 ECTS credits in their relevant field (economics, business, marketing etc.) or that they will have obtained at least 180 ECTS credits  in the relevant field at the start of their exchange semester

Additional academic information

UM has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The easiest way to find housing while studying at UM is through Maastricht Housing. Maastricht Housing is the official housing agency for Maastricht University and combines all the student housing offers in Maastricht. Students can use this service for a fee. 

Cost of living

Maastricht University has made a list of the average student's monthly expenses to give you an idea of the costs associated with living and studying in Maastricht. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

UM has a range of scholarships available to students. Exchange students are encouraged to explore their options to see if they are eligible to receive any financial support from the University.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

As a non-Dutch student, you are required to have adequate health insurance if you are living and studying in the Netherlands.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

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

UM has visa and immigration information for incoming students.

Contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.