What does a regular week of study at UM look like?
No more rushing from one subject to the other. Your week will no longer start with Maths, followed by Biology and English.
Studying at university is different to school
Especially at Maastricht University (UM). Here, you won't find the typical secondary school timetable. With Problem-Based Learning, you will use time more effectively. Of course, you will have to attend compulsory lectures, tutorials and skills training sessions. You will have between 10-12 contact hours per week; non contact time should be spent on self-study, group work and research. You can study in your room or in the University Library, on your own or in a group.
Your spare time
There's more to student life than just learning. There's a lot you can do in your spare time: from going out to joining a society/club, doing sports or just hanging out with your flatmates. In addition to all this, you also have to do groceries, cook and keep your room tidy. You'll definitely be busy.
A week in the life of a student at UM
See the week planner below to have an idea of what your week at UM will look like. Please bear in mind that your programme may have more or fewer contact hours or skills training sessions.