Universiteit Maastricht - Maastricht University
Erasmus+ Coordinator: Natalya Kashkovskaya
Language of instruction: English. The minimum desirable level of language proficiency for English is B2 based on the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR).
Study cycle: Bachelor
Erasmus+ partner: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
General information: Maastricht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, is located near the country’s southern borders with Germany and Belgium. It is a popular center of education, leisure, and culture and is characterized by an international study environment. Maastricht has many museums and is known for its theaters and music academies, as well as for its traditional ceramic handicrafts. In terms of European history, it is important as the birthplace of the European Union. The University of Maastricht was founded in 1976 and is known for its internationally oriented study programs and alternative teaching methods based on the concept of problem-based learning. It has about 16,000 students, almost half of whom are international students. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of six faculties at the university.
NOTE: The listed study programs shall provide you an overview and thematic orientation of our partner. They are not binding so that contents of your study during the exchange may differ from the given information, but they may help you to get a first impression of the partner. It is highly recommended to obtain more detailed information on the Website of the corresponding partner insititution.
While the BA programme Arts and Culture is related to the field of languages and cultures, the European Studies Bachelor’s program focuses on the study of the European continent from historical, sociopolitical, and economic perspectives. The problems of international relations and the development and dynamics of the EU are the center of discussion. Both programmes offer major parts or even the whole study programme in English. An overview of the course offerings is available on the faculty’s website. As an exchange student you can choose one of the four majors of the BA Arts and Culture (Political Culture, Media Culture, Cultures of Knowledge and Technology, or Literature, the Arts and Culture) or choose from the course offer of the BA European Studies. The course programme for exchange students is available online.
Study terms: The study system in the Netherlands is divided into different periods per semester. The winter term at the University of Maastricht has two periods and usually starts in early September and ends in mid-December. The summer term consists of three periods and usually starts in early January and ends in early June. Exams are held at the end of each period.
Other information: Maastricht University helps students to find suitable accommodation and provides room in its student guesthouses, where waiting lists are comparably short. The university furthermore provides new students an online pick-up service, a Welcome Day and Buddy programme. Additional information for exchange students can be found on the university’s website.
Events & Deadlines
Erasmus+ Sprechstunde/ Office hours:
Dienstags/ Tuesday 10-12 Uhr
Raum/ Room: X-D2-207
Alle Kurse für das kommende Wintersemester 2019/20 sind auch im eKVV online einsehbar! Englischsprachige Veranstaltungen finden Sie HIER.
All courses for the upcoming winter semester 2019/20 are also available online in the eKVV. You can find an overview of courses in English HERE.
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