Campus Brussels

Welcome at Campus Brussels. The campus is situated in the heart of Europe in a historical building near several European institutions. UM Campus Brussels offers a wide range of possibilities for professionals as well as students to enhance their professional careers through courses, trainings and as a meeting place. To find out more about our programmes please see the part-time PhD programmes page.

Also, Campus Brussels offers a number of facilities to all Maastricht University students and staff members free of charge. All Maastricht University alumni are entitled to 20% discount on rent prices for our rooms. All our rooms are also available for rent to external (non UM related parties).

Would you like the UM Campus Brussels to help you host your own event in Brussels? Then feel free to contact our staff for more information or have a look at the existing possibilities.   


Mission of the Campus

International character
In a short period of time, Maastricht University (UM) has established an international reputation based on its innovative approach to learning and its international outlook. With almost 40% of its students and 30% of its teaching and research staff coming from abroad, UM is a highly internationally oriented university. In its research and education, international and European themes are deeply embedded. Within the framework of the UM mission statement – “Leading in Learning” – the university now has an active policy to establish a number of secondary international projects, the latest of which is the UM Campus in Brussels.

Being active since 2010, the UM Campus in Brussels emphasises Maastricht University’s international character. Brussels, the capital of Europe and the heart of European policy-making processes, is in the unique position of being a popular city for international young professionals and also a place where there is a high demand for post-academic courses. With the UM Campus in Brussels, Maastricht University facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience between stakeholders in the European Union, such as research institutes think tanks, research funders, industry and businesses.

High quality post-academic courses
In order to facilitate this process, the UM Campus Brussels aims to bring high quality post-academic courses to professionals. The various courses enable participants to broaden and deepen their knowledge in their field of interest or expertise. It is the objective of the Campus to offer academic opportunities to individuals at all stages of their lives, contributing to their professional development purposes and improving their personal qualifications.

Multiple facilities 
Finally, a large number of UM students, Alumni, and UM staff is also active in Brussels. By offering a number of facilities including workspaces, meeting rooms and a lecture hall, the Campus aims to function as a place where they can meet, organise events, work and study, exchange experience and keep their knowledge and UM network up to date.

Education and Research


Maastricht University has a large amount of expertise in a variety of international and European fields. The UM Campus Brussels offers theme-oriented, English taught, multidisciplinary education, which has an added value to the existing course offer on the Brussels market. Whereas, various institutions and firms offer courses or programmes in Brussels on an ad hoc basis, the number of universities with an own location in Brussels and a fixed course offer, is very limited.

Certified institute
As a certified institute, the UM Campus Brussels grants course-participants internationally accredited certificates based on i.e. ECTS credits, NOVA credits, etc. This can be considered as a significant advantage compared to the average courses that are being offered in Brussels, where participants often get a certificate without official accreditation.

Problem Based Learning (PBL)-system
Another selling point when it comes to teaching entails the interactive and individual approach of the university’s Problem Based Learning (PBL)-system. Research has shown that the PBL system works extremely well for people who have already had working experience. Since it is the prime target to offer mid-career post-academic education, the PBL-system can be considered an asset to the participants of courses.

The combination of the expertise of the large amount of (senior) academic staff members and the manifold of disciplines Maastricht University teaches, offers participants the opportunity to broaden and/ or deepen their knowledge in their field of interest or expertise. To provide this opportunity to professionals and post-academic graduates, UM Campus Brussels offers unique part-time PhD programmes and specialized courses and programmes aimed at professionals working and living in the Brussels region.

Campus Brussels

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Campus Brussels on Social Media

    • 10 Years of 'Profiling the European Citizen': Slow Science Seminar 12-13 June 2018, Brussels City Campus via @wordpressdotcom @oxfordethicslab

      7 hours 23 min ago
    • Photo by UM Campus Brussels

      On Thursday, May 17th, we had the pleasure of welcoming our colleagues from Maastricht University together with representatives and students of six other young European universities (University of Antwerp, Universität Bremen, University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Eastern Finland, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and University of Essex). They were here to present a proposal for the formation of an alliance for the European University Initiative.

      The idea for this initiative was first pronounced by the French president Macron in 2017. The European Commission(EC) is pushing this proposal forward and will support various alliances in developing approximately twenty European Universities by 2024. These bottom-up alliances of universities throughout the European Union should achieve the further integration of the European higher education area (EHEA). The first pilot will start in the second half of 2019.

      1 day 3 hours ago
    • On the 8th of May, we had the pleasure to co-organise, as part of the programme Master Yourself, the workshop 'Finding Your Way in Brussels'. This workshop aimed at providing soon-to-be UM graduates with useful insights on building a career in the capital of the European Union.

      The first lecture was given by Mrs. Mona Shair-Wloch from Key 2 Advance and focused on “How to perfect your CV and write the ultima motivational letter for the Brussels job market”. The second lecture was given by Mr. Alan Hardacre (Imperial Brands PLC) delved on “Working and navigating the job market in Brussels”. At the end of the day, a group of Brussels-based Alumni joined the students for informal networking drinks and shared their professional experiences and advice with them.

      We look forward to hosting similar initiatives in the future :) !

      1 week 2 days ago