Universiteit Maastricht

School of Business and Economics

Student life

Historic yet forward-thinking and contemporary, typically Dutch yet multicultural and vibrant, Maastricht is a city of contrasts. It is a beautiful, lively city and home to a young and dynamic university. Studying in Maastricht is a unique experience.


The city of Maastricht
Maastricht is a warm and welcoming city, but also a modern and energetic one. It is one of the best shopping cities in the Netherlands, and the many festivals and activities on offer here reflect its variety of cultural influences. From the annual Carnival festivities to experimental theatre shows and concerts, and from sophisticated restaurants to traditional pubs, Maastricht has something for everyone. It is also the perfect city for sports lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.

International crossroads
Maastricht is situated at an international crossroads. Cities such as Brussels, Liège, Aachen, Cologne and Düsseldorf are just a short drive away and you have easy access to Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris or London.

Study in Holland

The video above was produced by Maastricht University alumna Claudia Jarufe Montagne from Peru. Claudia won the national Study in Holland YouTube video contest with this entry, which gives a fun look at what it's like to study in Maastricht.

Study in the Netherlands


The following 5 minute film gives a brief, colorful introduction to the Netherlands, the Dutch and Dutch higher education. What makes studying here attractive, what are the characteristics of Dutch higher education? In short: why should international students choose the Netherlands and what can they expect here