Rankings & recognition

  • #3 Psychology programme in the Netherlands: Elsevier

    This programme is the #3 Psychology programme in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ guide.

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

    Here are some of the highlights from the Psychology programme:

    • 81% of students recommend this programme
    • 80% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the facilities
    • 72% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the structure of education
  • Psychology is 3rd in the national Keuzegids ranking

    The bachelor's programme in Psychology is ranked 3rd in the Psychology category of the 2018 Keuzegids.

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national avgerage National average Below national average
    Facilities (++) Instructors Sufficient contact hours (-)
    Survival 1st year (+) Skills development Examination (---)
    Expert evaluation (+) Difficulty level  
    Content (+) Information  
      Academic training  

    The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

    Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)   

  • UM is the sixth best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University is sixth place in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.

    In the 2020 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place. 

    These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE 'Young Universities Ranking'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'