Universiteit Maastricht

Center for European Studies


Summer Programme in European Studies

Get ready for the best summer ever! The six-week Summer Programme in European Studies (SES) is designed for adventurous students looking for an authentic European study experience while earning credits towards their major. Choose from a variety of courses or study tours taught in English at Maastricht University, one of the highest-ranking universities in the Netherlands. Course topics fit most majors and have a distinct European or international theme.

Maastricht, birthplace of the European Union and situated on the border of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, is a picture perfect European town, with layers of history waiting to be discovered in its medieval city centre. Students fall in love with Maastricht’s vibrant local culture and enjoy the many art and music festivals that take place throughout the summer. Centrally located in the heart of Europe, the Summer Programme in European Studies at Maastricht University is an ideal way for students to experience Europe inside and outside the classroom.

Travel both with CES and on your own!

Experiencing Europe is a big part of the programme. During your introduction we will travel to Amsterdam, the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital of the Netherlands. With classes four days a week, there are plenty of three-day weekends to explore Europe on your own. The SES programme even offers the opportunity to go on a study trip with a distinct European theme. Take a short train ride to Brussels, Amsterdam, London or Paris. Catch a low-cost flight from one of seven airports around Maastricht to just about any place in Europe, including Berlin, Prague, Rome or Barcelona!