Maastricht University

Study real world problems together with students from all over the world in a cosy, historic town.

The Netherlands

Undergraduate Students:
Average 1st Year Class Size:


10-15 students per session

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands with 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education.

Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM is considered one of the best young universities in the world. Offering 19 Bachelors programmes across a wide range of subject areas.

Maastricht University is a pioneer of Problem Based Learning system, in small groups of 10-15 students, you actively seek solutions to real-life problems. In this way, you learn not only to operate at an academic level, but also to work independently on real-world issues. Our small-scale international classroom brings together people from all over the world who have different backgrounds and perspectives. It is these very differences that make the UM learning experience unique.


IB Grades

UFP Grades

Less Selective, Selective

As the Dutch government equals the IB diploma to Dutch high school diploma, having graduated IB is enough to qualify for entry. However, some programmes might require additional subjects, please see the link regarding subject requirements.
Universities in the Netherlands are relatively easier to get in than UK universities, but they are more difficult to stay in. Next to graduating high school of course, students mostly have to prove themselves in their first year of university.

This depends per programme and has to be seen on a case to case basis.

Education Model

Internships within degree

Study Abroad available

Education system is Problem-based Learning. For BA’s we have three liberal arts degrees and 16 focused degrees.



Tuition Cost

Financial Aid

Most of the scholarships we offer are focused on non-EU, master students


Accounting & Finance

World Top 200

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Business Engineering

Communication and Media Studies

Data Science


Hospitality Leisure and Tourism


World Top 100

Medicine (Undergraduate)

World Top 100


Social Policy



Business and Management

Computer Games and Graphics


World Top 200

Film and Media Production

Information Technology

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Sciences


World Top 200

Software Engineering

Art & Design

Biological Sciences


Computer Science

Environmental Science

Financial Mathematics

International Relations


Operational Research

World Top 200


World Top 100

World Rankings = QS World Subject Rankings 2020
Please note that rankings do not exist for all subjects

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