BSc Maastricht Science Programme
In light of the corona crisis, we would like to keep you updated on how we plan to shape education at the Maastricht Science Programme.
We are busily preparing for on-site education taking into account all COVID-19 related preventive measures, as well as developing online options for students who cannot yet come to Maastricht due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
On this page you can follow our progress for Maastricht Science Programme. We hope to see you soon, on campus if you can, online if you need to.
The newest updates will appear at the top. To make sure you can keep track, we have highlighted a few particularly important messages that you can directly view using the menu below.
Looking forward to the new academic year
Everyone | 19 June 2020
At MSP we are committed to give you the best educational experience possible within the current restrictions. We are actively examining different types of multi-location collaboration to see which methods work best for student learning. We understand that not all of you can be in Maastricht when classes begin in September, but we still want to ensure that you are supported by and connected with the programme. The educational experience will be a mix of offline and online components; some activities will take place in our buildings (practical work), while other activities may be online (lecture sessions). The exact mix will depend on the module in which you are enrolled and the activities employed by the course.
Whether you can be physically present in Maastricht or not, we will make sure that you can start education and continue to work toward your degree in the new academic year.
Educational Experience working group
A video message from the FSE Dean
Everyone | 15 June 2020
From the video: "We will offer an interesting mix of on campus and online activities. All programmes are very busy developing an interesting programme for you, which combines these two types of education."
"Some of you may not be able to come to our university, because you are still in the country where you live. Because we are developing online activities, this is not going to be a problem - you can join the online activities and will become part of our student community."
Prof. Thomas Cleij
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Improving ventilation in our buildings
Everyone | 12 June 2020
Maastricht University is being supported by Royal HaskoningDHV to determine the maximum occupancy per room and to optimize our ventilation systems as much as possible.
When determining the occupancy per room, the university initially accounts for seven square metres per person. This is based on the government's 1.5-metre standard and the ventilation standard resulting from the so-called Building Code. Read more about the measures we're taking, and the considerations they are based on.
Facility Services team
Supports education, research and operations at Maastricht University
Save the date: Bachelor Introduction Days
Prospective students | 19 June 2020
The MSP Introduction Days will take place on the 24, 25, 26 and 27 August 2020.
The MSP Introduction Period gives you all the necessary information to successfully start your studies at MSP and is mandatory for all incoming students. This year, the MSP Introduction Period is spread over four days: 24, 25, 26 and 27 August. Due to COVID-19, this year our Introduction Days will be structured differently: On campus if you can, online if you have to.
What does this mean for you? Parts of the information you would normally get in-person, are now offered online in the form of videos. During the month of August we will share these videos with you followed by optional online Q&A sessions. You can watch these videos any time that is convenient for you before August 24. Please make sure that you watch the videos before the start of the Introduction Days.
The goal of the MSP Introduction Period is that, via on- and offline sessions, you are introduced to the Maastricht University teaching method PBL (Problem-Based Learning), Liberal Arts and Sciences education, the different offices at MSP and our lab facilities at the Chemelot campus. You will also get to know Maastricht University, its electronic facilities and the city of Maastricht. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ your fellow students and MSP staff! The final programme will be shared with you in a few weeks.
We wish you happy holidays and look forward to meeting you on Monday 24 August.
We hope to welcome you!
Everyone | 15 May 2020
From 31 August, Maastricht University's motto will be: education ‘on campus’ at the university if possible, online if necessary (due to coronavirus measures). But even then, always in connection with Maastricht.
We remain committed to the Maastricht University Student Experience—education where the focus is on the student. We make the most of the space we have on our campus to meet the needs of our students to come together in the ‘international classroom’ to collaborate, to socialise, to interact. After all, getting an education is about so much more than just earning credits! Read more
Dr. Nick Bos, prof. Rianne Letschert and prof. Martin Paul
Executive Board Maastricht University
Safety in times of corona
The Dutch government is making a strong appeal to the common sense and responsibility of our citizens in fighting the crisis: Together, we’ll get coronavirus under control in the Netherlands. On the website of the Government of the Netherlands you can find information about what the Dutch government – together with other organisations – is doing. You can check out the current roadmap of measures against coronavirus, FAQs on health, read about the education sector and many more topics.
Safety in the city of Maastricht
The municipality of Maastricht is working with various think-tanks on how they can support citizens in what we call the '1.5m society'. To ensure safety in the city centre the 'Ingel vaan Mestreech' shows you the way and there are friendly hospitality guides who are also happy to guide you in the right direction. You can have a look at the pedestrian plan in advance so that you are well prepared for the road. A full article about safety measures in the city centre can be found here (article in Dutch).
Follow the study in Maastricht website to find more general information about studying at Maastricht University in times of COVID-19.