Study at FASoS during COVID-19

The past few months the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and as some parts of the world are slowly re-opening their societies, it becomes clear that special measures need to be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the new academic year will look like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What will 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 the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

As a prospective student at FASoS, you are probably eager to start living on your own, to meet new people, and to experience student life. As such, you may be wondering what you can expect in September when the academic year starts here in Maastricht. As a current student you are probably wondering what education will look like in the upcoming year.
At this very moment, we work hard to ensure you can safely come to Maastricht and to immerse yourself in university life as much as the current circumstances allow. Your teaching staff is looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful faculty.

Check out our bachelor/master information pages to see what your specific study programme will look like as of September 2020.

What the start of the academic year looks for:

Faculty Introduction and Student Life

FASoS studenten aan Maas


Faculty Introduction

We are currently making plans for the Introduction Days to make them corona-proof. It may be possible that a big part of the activities will take place online. Despite this, we will make sure that you'll have the opportunity to get to know the University, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and your fellow students! You will receive additional information about the set-up of the Introduction Days as soon as possible.



The INKOM is the general introduction week of Maastricht for all new students of Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. INKOM is the general introduction week for all new students of Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. INKOM is a typically Dutch introduction to student life, a cooperation between university students and study associations. INKOM is about getting acquainted with student life and as such, it has nothing to do with the content of the educational programmes. Due to the current measures taken to combat the coronavirus, INKOM 2020 will take place as a partly digital and partly physical event.

Safety in times of Corona

At Maastricht University, we place great value on our students’ physical, as well as mental health. We adhere to strict security and hygiene protocols to protect our community. Directional signs in the university buildings indicate in what directions you may walk, and we ask everyone to keep in mind the 1.5 metres social distancing rule.

The Dutch government is making a strong appeal to the common sense and responsibility of our citizens in fighting the crisis: Together, we’ll get coronavirus under control in the Netherlands. On the website of the Government of the Netherlands you can find information about what the Dutch government – together with other organisations – is doing.  You can check out the current roadmap of measures against coronavirus, FAQs on health, read about the education sector and many more topics.


Safety in the city of Maastricht

The municipality of Maastricht is working with various think-tanks on how they can support citizens in what we call the '1.5m society'.  To ensure safety in the city centre the 'Ingel vaan Mestreech' shows you the way and there are friendly hospitality guides who are also happy to guide you in the right direction. You can have a look at the pedestrian plan in advance so that you are well prepared for the road. A full article about safety measures in the city centre can be found here (article in Dutch).