Working at UM

UM strives to remain an attractive employer. We are convinced that we can achieve this by challenging and encouraging staff and students to get the best out of themselves, by deploying staff in those areas in which they perform best and feel most at home, and by hiring and retaining staff who fit with UM’s profile and ambitions.

To this end, internationalisation – most clearly reflected in the diverse nationalities and cultures represented at the university – is an explicit objective, as is the growing importance of English language skills in all positions within UM.

Knowledge Centre for International Staff

Maastricht University is keen to provide its international employees and their family members with a warm welcome and a good start to their stay in Maastricht or its surrounds.

 Are you a new foreign incoming employee? 
 Are you a current foreign UM employee? 
 Are you a UM employee and will you be posted abroad? 

Your HR adviser will inform KCIS of all new foreign employees joining us at Maastricht University or of UM employees being posted abroad. KCIS will then contact you to guide you through the various steps necessary to start working for the university.

You will find all necessary information for international employees on the KCIS website.


  • Day of your Career: a different job for one day!

    Friday, August 31, 2018

    On the Day of your Career (Thursday November 15 2018), the UM will open its doors to employees of other organizations, so that they can catch a glimpse in one day of how things work at Maastricht University.
    UM staff are also given the opportunity to join a different organization on that day.

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  • Autumn Pension Information Sessions 2018

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    In the autumn, we have organized three different pension information sessions for employees: one session for employees in the age of 59 years and older, one session for younger employees and one English session.

    You can apply for these sessions on the UM website.

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  • Regulations on Reporting Misconduct

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The Maastricht University Regulations on Reporting Misconduct takes effect from 1 July 2018. This regulation replaces the Whistleblowers' regulations.

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After work

Life is more than just work. In Maastricht you are in the right place for relaxation and conviviality. What does this magnificent city have to offer? A wide range of culture, from theater to film (two movie theaters and a cinema), from opera to jazz. (Experimental) art, design and architecture in museums and presentation settings.

Visit the following websites for lots of fun activities and events in and around Maastricht. uitagenda   
 Studium Generale  
 VVV Maastricht  
 Theater aan het Vrijthof  




TEFAF Maastricht is the world's leading art fair and a must see for art collectors and representatives of museums. TEFAF Maastricht presents the best works of the approximately 275 major galleries from twenty countries.

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Work Smart / Travel Smart

Travel smart

Maastricht Bereikbaar
Because of the work on the A2 motorway and the construction of the tunnel, all kinds of initiatives were started to reduce the number of movements around Maastricht. Maastricht University has signed an agreement and therefore committed itself to work actively with this.

For an overview of all initiatives for UM employees, see Slim werken / Slim reizen (at this moment only available in Dutch).