General

* The information below does not automatically apply to students of the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI), the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), the master's programme Global Supply Chain Management and Change and the bachelor's programme Business Engineering. These students will be approached separately.
Last updated: 7 October 2021

1. How does education at SBE look like? 
Education is taking place on campus from the start of the new academic year 2021-22 onward. Education will be offered without 1.5-meter distancing. We therefore expect all students to be on campus for educational related activities such as tutorials and exams. With the return to on-campus education, we will also return to mandatory attendance in tutorials. 

In some exceptional circumstances, students can be granted online education for the entire course period. 

2. What if I fall ill or need to self-quarantine during a course period? 
In case you are tested positive for COVID-19, experience (mild) symptoms or if you have recently been in touch with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and you need to self-quarantine while awaiting your test result, you can request temporary online education for a limited number of tutorials. In this situation, please contact your tutor and ask permission to follow the upcoming tutorial online. Once your test result comes back negative, we immediately expect you back for on campus education. We trust everyone to act responsibly.   

3. Is the information desk at Tongersestraat 53 open?
The information desk at Tongersestraat 53 is be open for in-person visits from Mondays until Fridays between 10:00-12:00 and 12:30-16:00. You no longer need to make an appointment in advance before visiting the information desk. The information desk can also be reached by phone (+31 43 388 3768).

4. Can I book a room for study purposes at the SBE buildings?
The bookable study places at Tongersestraat 53 remain available.  You may also continue to use the study places at the Inner City Library, Randwyck Library, Paul-Henri Spaaklaan, Tapijn Loods V, or other faculty learning spaces. Please check umlib.nl/hours for an overview of opening hours and whether you need to reserve your spot in advance.

5. What to do if someone from the SBE community tests positive for COVID-19?
To ensure the safety of our community, we refer you to this procedure.

Please keep these golden rules in mind when you come to campus:

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested as soon as possible.
  • Use the self-tests twice a week to protect yourself and the people around you (order via zelftestonderwijs.nl).
  • Disinfect your hands.
  • Ventilate where possible and open doors and windows.

These measures will apply as long as the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) requires. These measures apply even if you have been vaccinated. 

 

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Incoming SBE exchange students

Last updated: 25 August 2021

1.    My home country declared the Netherlands as a zone red country. Do I have to go home?
Unless your home university tells you to, you are more than welcome to remain in Maastricht and finish your semester abroad with us either on campus, or in case we have another lockdown, through online education (more information would then be posted on the Student Portal). 

2.    My home university has asked me to come back home. What should I do?
If your home university has asked you to return, it would be prudent to honour this request. Do keep in mind that many countries still have restrictions when it comes to inbound traffic. Please inform both SBE’s International Relations Office as well as your home university when exactly you plan to leave Maastricht.

3.    My home university has asked me to come back home, but I would like to stay in Maastricht. What should I do?
If your home university has demanded you return home, for example because of a governmental decree, we very strongly advise you follow their request. If you still choose to stay in Maastricht, make sure you know what the consequences and risks are!

4.    How can I still obtain my credits if I break off my semester abroad at UM?
Education at SBE is completely on-campus. If you (have to) return home earlier, there is therefore no other option to obtain your missing credits at SBE. Please check the information regarding your courses on the Student Portal. If you cancel completely, please discuss matters with your home university.

5.    What should I do with my residence permit when I go back home? 
Your residence permit is, in fact, the property of the Dutch government. You must therefore return your residence document to IND (=”immigration”) when you have finished your studies in the Netherlands. Please keep the card with you until you get back in your home country, then return your document by courier to the following address:

  IND Bureau Documenten
  P.O. Box 7025
  8007 HA Zwolle
  The Netherlands

Please make sure to invalidate the document before you mail it. You can do this by making a cut in the document or perforating it. Please do not cut the document in half.

Before you leave the Netherlands, make sure to deregister from the Basic Registration Persons (BRP) system of your local municipality. For Maastricht, simply send an e-mail to post[at]maastricht[dot]nl, stating your name, local address and the date you are leaving. Please also include a copy (or picture) of your passport. 

Immigration: 

6.    If I go home early, will I get any rent back?
Please ask your landlord whether this possible.

7.    I still have other questions about my exchange at SBE. Whom should I contact?
Please contact iro-incoming-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

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Outgoing bachelor's exchange students (fall 2021/2022)

Last updated: 30 April 2021

1.            What are my alternatives in case I cannot be physically present at my host university? 

  • You can do an internship abroad or in the Netherlands of at least 26 ECTS credits. Please see internship office.
  • You may take part in an alternative programme at SBE. The courses can be freely chosen from the list of 3rd-year courses from the study programme that you are enrolled in. Please see MySBE Intranet for more information
  • You can do a UM minor; we have published a list of UM minors available for SBE students on MySBE Intranet. Normally these minors are extracurricular, but it has been decided that this once, these minors will be treated as a curricular substitute for the study abroad programme. Said UM minor will only be listed on your transcript if you meet the minimum ECTS requirement of the minor.
  • Should your host university offer its exchange programme online, you are obviously allowed to take part and obtain your 26 ECTS study abroad credits that way. However, your host cannot be expected to deal with different time zones. Their education will be offered to fit their own schedule.

2.    Can I postpone my bachelor's study abroad to the fall semester?
Yes and no: if you want to cancel your fall exchange 2021/2022 and go abroad in fall 2022/2023 instead, this is possible, but you will have to take part in the selection all over again. We do not “hold your spot” for you. 

3.    Can I combine an internship with courses at SBE or my host university?
No, you can not.

4.    Can I combine regular SBE courses in combination with courses from a UM minor?
Yes, that is allowed.

5.    Can I take online classes at my host university, and also enrol in SBE courses at the same time?
No, that is not allowed.

6.    Will courses from the alternative programme at SBE or the courses from the UM minors count toward my GPA?
Given that these are curricular, they will be graded as usual and will therefore indeed count toward your GPA at SBE. 

7.    If at any point my host university decides to change to face-to-face education only, will I be expected to go? 
Yes, you are expected to travel to your host university. You only need to keep in mind if travelling is allowed in regards to the travel information published on MySBE Intranet.

For the latest COVID19 information in regards to your fall 2021-2022 exchange, please visit MySBE Intranet.

Contact 
iro-outgoing-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 
+31 43 388 3930 

Digital open office hours:
Monday - Wednesday - Friday between 10:00 and 11:00
Zoom session id: 405 873 8457
You need to have installed zoom on your device

In case of emergency 
outside office hours:                                 
+31 43 388 44 44

Outgoing SBE master's students (fall 2021/22)

Last updated: 30 April 2021

  1. What are my alternatives in case I cannot be physically present at my host university or in case my exchange is completely cancelled? 
    If your spring exchange was cancelled, you cannot postpone to fall 2021/22. This means that:
  • you cancel your exchange plans completely and graduate, or
  • you remain at home and follow online education at the host (if offered), or

  • you take part in an extra-curricular alternative programme at SBE in period 1 and 2 (max. 26 ECTS credits) consisting of SBE electives only (no skills training), or
  • you do an extra-curricular MSc internship (max. 26 ECTS credits), or
  • you postpone fall exchange to the spring 2021/2022 semester instead. This is only possible if the host offers extra spots. If this is not the case, you cannot delay to spring.

Always contact the IRO via r.reynders[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl to discuss and confirm your alternatives (which, same as the actual MSc study abroad, are always extra-curricular and do not count towards your degree and GPA). 

Contact 
iro-outgoing-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 
+31 43 388 3930 

Digital open office hours:
Monday - Wednesday - Friday between 10:00 and 11:00
Zoom session id: 405 873 8457
You need to have installed zoom on your device

In case of emergency 
outside office hours:                                 
+31 43 388 44 44

Internships

Last updated: 8 June 2021
This section is about regular internships, e.g. curricular BSc and extracurricular BSc & MSc internships. See a separate section about TIP internships below

1.    Can I currently start with my internship? 
Please refer to the Rules and regulations UM internship policy fall 2021 (or go to: MySBE Intranet > Extra study > Internships > Rules and regulations UM internship policy > Rules and regulations UM internship policy).

Note that there could still be certain risks if you decide to do an internship now. Read FAQ #4. 

2. My exchange in spring 2021/fall 2021 got cancelled. Can I do an internship instead?
In case of cancelation of Study Abroad (SAB) by force majeure, leading to study delay beyond the control of the student, spring 2021 and fall 2021 students will be offered a SAB replacement internship opportunity. You can find all the information on MySBE Intranet > Extra study > Internships > Regular Internships > Bachelor Internship Options > Curricular BSc Study Abroad replacement internship (26 ECTS).
Note that there could still be certain risks if you decide to do an internship now. Read FAQ #4. 

3.    Can I do a (summer) internship in order to substitute a skill?
You can ask for approval again for doing an internship for credits in order to substitute a skill. Please refer to FAQ #1 for the countries that are allowed at this moment. You can find all the information on MySBE Intranet > Extra study > Internships > Regular Internships.

Note that there could still be certain risks if you decide to do an internship now. Read FAQ #4. 

4.    What happens if there is a another corona-outbreak and I need to return home because of the advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?
You cannot request reimbursement from SBE for additional expenses you need to make when you need to return home. In addition, SBE cannot be held responsible if you therefore cannot obtain all the internship credits you have originally registered for. 

5.     Am I allowed to do my internship remotely from home?
Internships, which are 100% remotely from home, are allowed in spring and fall 2021 only. Please refer to the Rules and regulations UM internship policy Fall 2021 (or go to: MySBE Intranet > Extra study > Internships > Rules and regulations UM internship policy > Rules and regulations UM internship policy).

6.    I need to have an internship agreement signed. How can I take care of this?
SBE can only sign internship agreements if the internship is officially approved by SBE. Please refer to FAQ #1 for the countries that are allowed at this moment. 

7. I am planning to do an internship. Can I still apply for an Erasmus+ grant?
This is possible again for some countries. Please refer to FAQ #1 for the countries that are allowed at this moment.

8.   I am currently doing my internship and I want to come back early. What should I do? 
For regular internships (these are curricular BSc and extracurricular BSc & MSc internships): please inform SBE Internship Office via internshipoffice-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl. If you are a BSc EM student, please send your e-mail to emergingmarkets-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

9. If I come back early from my internship, what are my alternatives if I am not able to obtain all internship credits? 
Please check with your internship company/organisation whether it is possible to finish your internship remotely. Please inform SBE Internship Office via internshipoffice-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl about the outcomes. If this is not possible please contact SBE Internship Office for advice.

10. I have a question about my Emerging Markets internship in spring 2021, what should I do?
Please contact the Internship Office via emergingmarkets-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

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Contact 
SBE Internship Office
internshipoffice-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 

TIP internships
thesisinternship-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 

BSc Emerging Markets internships
emergingmarkets-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

T 0031 (0)6 51 58 60 29

Digital open office hours
Tuesday and Thursday between 14.00 and 15.00
Zoom session id: 427 014 4371
or use the Zoom link

Thesis-Internship Programme (TIP)

Last updated: 8 June 2021
The FAQ for regular internships, e.g. curricular BSc and extracurricular BSc & MSc internships, can be found above.

1.   My TIP in the Netherlands or abroad starts soon, can I go ?
Yes. SBE advises you to work as much as possible at the company (if allowed), but working 100% remotely for your TIP is also allowed. If you want or need to be physically present at the organisation, please keep in mind the rules as mentioned in FAQ #1 in the section ‘Internships’.  

2.   Am I allowed to do my TIP remotely from home? 
Yes, remote TIP internships are allowed. Please make proper arrangements with your internship organisation in this regard to avoid misunderstandings. 

3.  Does SBE offer TIP topics for the thesis period July 2021 – January 2022?
Yes, SBE does offer TIP topics for the TIP round July 2021 – January 2022. You can find the topics on MySBE Itranet (Extra Study > Internships > Thesis-Internship Programme).  Please know that we cannot predict the amount of topics that will become available. The final amount of topics might differ compared to previous years due to COVID-19. 

4.   I started my master’s at SBE in February 2021, am I allowed to find an internship organisation myself to participate in the TIP? 
Yes, you are allowed to find an internship organisation yourself. 

5.  I started my master’s at SBE in February 2021, am I allowed to travel abroad for my TIP?
SBE advises you to work as much as possible at the company (if allowed), but working 100% remotely for TIP is allowed.
Please check out the latest updates with regard to travelling abroad on MySBE Intranet (Extra Study > Internships > Thesis-Internship Programme).
FYI: code green, yellow, orange or red according to the Dutch government; see www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reizen/reisadviezen.

6.  I am planning to do a TIP. Can I still apply for an Erasmus+ grant?
If you are doing a fulltime TIP internship and you are working remotely from home, you are not eligible. If you at some point can/need to continue the TIP by being physically present at the internship organisation, you might be eligible. For more information, please contact SBE Internship Office via internshipoffice-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

7.  I would like to receive more information about the TIP, where can I find this?
As an SBE student, you can find all information about the TIP on MySBE Intranet (Extra Study > Internships > Thesis-Internship Programme). 

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Contact 
SBE Internship Office
internshipoffice-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 

TIP internships
thesisinternship-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 

BSc Emerging Markets internships
emergingmarkets-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

T 0031 (0)6 51 58 60 29

Digital open office hours
Tuesday and Thursday between 14.00 and 15.00
Zoom session id: 427 014 4371
or use the Zoom link

SBE applicants

Do you want to know more about the consequences of the coronavirus for the master's application procedure? Please read the SBE FAQ for the master's admissions process.

1.    I submitted an application for a bachelor’s or master’s programme at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Will this application still be processed?

Yes. In case of questions, please contact:

Bachelor’s programmes - check admissibility   study[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 
BSc International Business – IC and selection

ibadmissions-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 

BSc Economics and Business Economics – IC and matching ebeadmissions-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl 
BSc Econometrics & Operations Research - matching matching-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
BSc Fiscal Economics – matching   matching-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
BSc Business Engineering    

businessengineering[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Master's programmes masteradmissions-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

 

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