Study at FASoS during COVID-19
The past year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can.
Education at FASoS remains online for the remainder of the academic year 2020-2021. Please visit our information page for more details.
Sometimes knowledge alone isn’t enough. In your career, you’ll need to be able to work independently, be assertive and solve problems. To prepare you for this, all FASoS programmes use the education model known as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Watch the video to see what our students say about this.
Our students on Problem-Based Learning
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Are you a prospective student and interested in one of our bachelor's or master's programmes? We would like to offer you several online resources which can give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and provide you with some answers to questions you might have. Check out our information pages and sign up for one of our online events.
Events for prospective students
Interviews with students and alumni
Lennart Buggert, pre-master student European Studies on Society, Science and Technology
Lennart Buggert has been interviewed by Observant on studying in the University Library during the lockdown.
Megan Callender, Student BSc Global Studies
Global Studies student Meghan Callender has been interviewed by Observant. She talks about her first year as Global Studies student, homesickness, her time abroad in Groningen and life in general.
Thierry Bleijswijk, alumnus BA European Studies, current MA student Public Policy and Human Development
Thierry Bleijswijk has been a volunteer with the Netherlands Red Cross for four years. He usually works at music festival Pinkpop or André Rieu concerts, but he’s currently doing volunteer work at the hospital.
Lieke van den Krommenacker, alumna Arts and Sciences
Somewhere deep down inside, Lieke van den Krommenacker (39) always knew what she wanted to do with her life. But more than once, she let herself be swayed by… well, by what, exactly? Following other people’s dreams and expectations? Lieke was interviewed by Observant.
Koen Beumer, Alumnus Arts and Sciences
FASoS alumnus Koen Beumer has been interviewed by Observant. In 2003, he was interviewed by Observant to tell about his future dreams. In today’s article, he reflects on what dreams he mentioned back then have been fulfilled.
Guiseppe Noteborn, Student MA Politics and Society
Master Politics and Society student Guiseppe Noteborn was interviewed by Observant for the column ‘Zing, vecht, huil, bid, lach, werk en bewonder’. He talks about his membership of the VVD Maastricht, what he likes to do in his free time and his studies at FASoS.
Downloads for current students
Education and examination regulations 2020-2021:
FASoS Student Ambassadors
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers you 4 Bachelor's and 10 Master's programmes. Each programme has an Ambassador that will keep you informed about the study and share his/her stories about life in Maastricht.
Keuzegids masters 2019
In the annual Keuzegids Masters FASoS has two designated ‘top study programmes’: the Research master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology and the Research master in European Studies. This quality label is given only to those programmes that receive a score of 76 or higher in the Keuzegids assessment.
Sometimes knowledge alone isn’t enough. In your career, you’ll need to be able to work independently, be assertive and solve problems. To prepare you for this, Maastricht University makes use of an education model known as Problem-Based Learning (PBL).