Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who are linked by their shared curiosity about the human brain. This curiosity drives us to explore the broad field of psychology from a biological and cognitive perspective. By using the Problem-Based Learning method of teaching we encourage a similar curiosity in our students by handing them the tools to discover the world of the human brain.   

FPN Experience Days

What’s it like to be a Psychology student at Maastricht University? Find out during the FPN Virtual Experience Day! You’ll attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. You’ll be guided by advanced Psychology students who are happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life. 

Sign up for a Virtual Experience Day via the link to the right. 

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Talk to our Student Ambassadors

Do you have a question about our study programmes or about student life in Maastricht? Our Ambassadors are happy to answer them. You can contact them on Instagram, where they post weekly about their experiences during their master's studies. You can also sign up for our info pack. You'll receive a brochure, we'll send you updates on our programmes and open days, life at UM and much more.

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FPN News

  • FPN’s prof. dr. Rainer Goebel has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of € 2,5M for his research project Reading the Mind’s Eye: AI inspired personalised brain models of mental imagery. Goebel is among 255 researchers (out of 1829 applications in all domains) in Europe to receive the grant, and he is...

  • Maastricht University is expanding its range of programmes with the addition of a bachelor’s degree in Brain Science. The course will start in September 2024 and is open for enrolment from today.

  • Surely there can be no upsides to scrolling each day through platforms that encourage us to compare ourselves unfavourably with others? There are in fact benefits, says Philippe Verduyn, associate professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. He has spent a decade studying the impact of...

More news items
  • Over one and a half million for BePrepared consortium

    A consortium (BePrepared) of 12 universities, including Maastricht University
    (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience), TNO, Pharos, Trimbos Institute and RIVM has received 1.6 million euros from...

  • On 8 June, Professor Fred Zijlstra will bid farewell to the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience and his Chair in Work and Organisational Psychology. In his farewell address, he will look back on the work that has fascinated him for so long. We met him in his office to get a preview of this...


  • 12 Oct
    09:30 - 16:30

    Bachelor's Open Day

    Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching and immerse yourself in your programme of choice.

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Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience