Maastricht Science Programme

At Maastricht Science Programme, we offer a completely new educational approach to natural sciences. Our three-year bachelor’s programme gives you the freedom to choose your own curriculum from a wide variety of courses. No need to pin yourself down to a predefined programme or force a curriculum decision if you are still undecided. You select your own set of courses each semester, while becoming familiar with your options. Your dedicated academic advisor will match curricular offerings with your particular needs and ambitions.

With our teaching methods Problem-Based Learning and Research-Based Learning you work in small groups in close interaction with fellow students and a tutor, solving real life academic problems. You learn how to think as an academic and how to work as a professional, providing you with a solid basis for the labour market. Your active participation determines the way you expand your knowledge and develop your skills. Learn from doing and get your essential hands-on experience in our modern and fully equipped laboratories at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus, one of the most innovative chemical and materials communities in the Netherlands.

We offer a bachelor's programme that is taught entirely in English. With staff and students from all over the world, we are proud of the international community at Maastricht Science Programme.

This prize is awarded by Maastricht University on behalf of the Edmond Hustinx Foundation to a young, promising researcher. The prestigious award was won by dr. Bart van Grinsven! Watch the video to find out more about his research.

Edmond Hustinx - Prize for Science 2016 Maastricht University



  • MSP - UM visits CERN

    Delegation UM and the province of Limburg visit CERN.

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    UM, the province of Limburg and Nikhef - the National institute for subatomic physics - have visited CERN in light of their collaboration.

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  • MSP - Goggles

    Maastricht Science Programme brings collection of Natural History Museum Maastricht to life

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Thursday 21 September Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and Natural History Museum Maastricht signed the covenant, making their collaboration official.

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  • FHS Ben Feringa

    “You don’t need to be in Harvard or MIT to win a Nobel Prize”

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Nobel Prize winner prof. Ben Feringa was the guest of honour yesterday at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus during the Collegetour. During this event it became very apparent that Ben Feringa is a man with a passion for science, who loves his students but still has his feet firmly planted on the ground.

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  • Art restauration

    Laboratories at Chemelot participate in art research

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  • MSP - Connor Deacon-Price

    UM student presents anti-cancer research at international conference

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Connor Deacon-Price is a recently graduated student at Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) and to be presenting his research in the battle against cancer at a mainstream high-level conference is extremely remarkable

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    Maastricht Science Programme researchers and students develop novel assay for bacterial detection

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Researchers and students of Maastricht Science Progamme published an article in ACS Infectious Diseases last week concerning the development of a novel low-cost bacterial identification assay.

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  • MSP Patricia Ogger

    Maastricht Science Programme Alumna Patricia Ogger wins national thesis award for biology.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Out of many applications sent in by students from all over in the Netherlands, Patricia Ogger (and five others) were nominated for the award, also known as ‘The Darwin’.

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  • MRSA tester

    Portable device can prevent MRSA outbreaks in hospitals

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Students at Maastricht University have developed a device that can detect the presence of certain bacteria. This device may help to prevent bacterial outbreaks in the future.

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  • john-slogett-msp

    Student zoology project data presented at international meeting.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    At the end of August, John Sloggett, a biology lecturer at the MSP, presented a poster describing research done by MSP students at the 13th Aphidophaga (biology of aphid-eating insects) meeting in Freising, Germany

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  • Team SmartBite

    Team SmartBite wins Top Sector Chemistry student competition with innovative bruxism sensor!

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    Team SmartBite wins Top Sector Chemistry student competition with innovative bruxism sensor!

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Exchange students

The International Relations Office (IRO) of the Maastricht Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) is responsible for all incoming and outgoing exchange students.
MSP students who wish to participate in this program can find more information under:
Outgoing Exchange Students.
Students who wish to study at MSP for a semester as an exchange student can find more information under: Incoming Exchange Students.

  • It's really exciting that MSP is a new programme, because you feel like you can still have an impact
    Verena Broich, Maastricht Science Programme

Social Media

    • Photo by Maastricht Science Programme

      Our resident zoologist John Sloggett has just had a paper published in the journal Current Zoology ( about the fluorescent properties of geckos. Last year on his holidays in South Africa John was using an ultraviolet torch in the dark to look for scorpions, which fluoresce strongly under UV. He didn’t find any scorpions but instead found that geckos living on the walls of the building he was examining did! The fluorescence is strongest in the head and probably comes from the bones of the skull. “Geckos have exceptional night vision and some can even see colour in the dark, so it may be that natural levels of fluorescence are used for signalling to other members of the same species” he said.

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    • Photo by Maastricht Science Programme

      Just a drone shot of Tapijn Tuin for a first year project on biodiversity in Maastricht! 😲😲😲

      2 days 19 hours ago
    • Our students working hard in the lab at Brightlands Chemelot Campus with an interesting project on biobased monomers! Be sure to fellow our Instagram to get a taste of project period life!

      5 days 22 hours ago