Limburg Esperanto

29 October 2015

We occasionally receive letters here at Maastricht University telling us we are ruining the Dutch language by only offering education in English. They do not actually have the facts straight: we are a bilingual university with an ‘English unless policy’, which means the language of instruction is English unless there is a good reason for it to be Dutch. This is why some of our most popular programmes, such as Medicine, Arts and Culture and Dutch Law, are taught in Dutch. We also encourage international students to learn Dutch by offering all first-year students a free introduction course. 85% of our international students make use of this opportunity. Why? Because they want to integrate into Dutch society and get a taste of the Dutch and Limburg culture.