The Maastricht Summer School (MSS) offers courses in a variety of fields and disciplines, mostly at undergraduate/bachelor level, but also relevant to graduate students and professionals. MSS is a joint initiative of Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht School of Management.
Experience inspiring courses, a cosmopolitan classroom, a historic city, the sun, the smiles – the Maastricht Summer School.
The Maastricht Summer School (MSS) began in 2012 as a joint initiative of Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Maastricht School of Management - all of which are based in the beautiful city of Maastricht. MSS’s mission is to offer education in the summer period that is complementary to the traditional university curriculum. MSS extends accessibility to the knowledge and expertise of participating institutes to anyone interested.
All courses are taught in English by our academic staff and ECTS credits can be awarded for most of the courses.
For a complete overview of the 2018 course offer please click here.
Usually course materials are handed out on the first day of the course. In case you need to order materials yourself, we will let you know beforehand.
At Maastricht University, grades from 1-10 are awarded. A grade of 5.5 or higher constitutes a pass – this is necessary for a full credit to be awarded. There is no time limit on the validity of passed courses. Grades of 5.4 or lower constitute a fail; in that case no credit is awarded.
Maastricht Summer School awards academic credits (ECTS) for courses successfully completed during the programme. To include these credits in the transcript of your degree, you need to obtain official approval from the relevant department at your home institution.
Complete and submit the online application form and send all additional information mentioned below via email or regular mail to the Maastricht Summer School. After having received your application and additional information, the coordinators will contact you as soon as possible to assist you with the registration process and the preparations for your stay in Maastricht.
Make sure to apply for a visa in time.
All Maastricht Summer School students have the option of staying in the International Student Guesthouse of Maastricht University. For more information on the types of rooms, reservations etc., please visit
Would you like to meet new people during your stay in Maastricht? Are you interested in getting to know Maastricht and its surroundings? Then sign up for the social programme to get the most out of your Summer School experience! More information on the programme (and how to sign up) will be sent to you after you have been accepted.
Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the terms & conditions of the Maastricht Summer School before applying.