At Maastricht Science Programme, we offer a completely new educational approach to natural sciences. MSP gives you the freedom to build your own curriculum from a wide variety of courses in the natural sciences. 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.
6211 KW, Maastricht
Maastricht Science Programme
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD, Maastricht
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.
We offer you a challenging learning environment with small and interactive group sessions as distinctive characteristic. In both your studies and your future career you will need more than a load of information, you need to be able to transfer and apply your knowledge. Through Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Research-Based Learning (RBL) you are encouraged to explore the material yourself and to apply your knowledge to real and hypothetical cases.
We offer you an inspirational environment for your research, practicals and projects, enabling you to experience science at its best. You will find it more rewarding to seek your own answers than to search for what others previously published. Here are some examples from previous student-projects
The Student Handbook 2018-2019 of Maastricht Science Programme (in short: MSP) is a condensed guide providing you with essential information on academic procedures and other issues related to your studies at MSP. Additional information and updates will be made available to students during the academic year.
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.
Maastricht Science Programme is involved in the LHCb collaboration at CERN which has seen, for the first time, the matter–antimatter asymmetry, known as CP violation. This finding is sure to make it into the textbooks of particle physics.
Maastricht University (UM) has appointed Prof. dr. Stefan Hild as professor of Gravitational Research. The move paves the way for UM to become a full member of the National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef).
The Faculty of Science and Engineering welcomes Sir Roger Penrose, emeritus Professor of Mathematics of the University of Oxford, for a two-day visit to Maastricht.
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
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