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CES Services

We pride ourselves on our friendly and comprehensive services, which include:

  • Advice and assistance during application
  • Direct enrolment at Maastricht University
  • Academic guidance
  • Visa and temporary residence permit assistance
  • Housing reservations
  • Tour of Maastricht University
  • Airport pick up & drop off (on the official arrival and departure day of the programme)
  • Extensive introduction programme
  • Integration into Dutch student life
  • On-site support throughout the programme
  • Library and IT services
  • Transcripts
  • Disability Management
  • Insurance
  • Mobile phones
  • 24/7 Emergency assistance

 

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Getting to Maastricht

If you are arriving at Brussels International airport and are unable to join one of our CES airport pick up services (or it is not included in your programme) you can easily take a train or shuttle to Maastricht.

Shuttle
 All Airport Services  (Belgium)
 Taxi Patrick   (Belgium)

Trains
  Arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol?  You might find journey advice  and time tables  handy information to have before travelling.
  Not joining the CES Brussels pick up? You might find Belgian Railways  a useful website to plan your transit to Maastricht.

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Housing

Making a reservation
Housing reservations and payments go through CES. On the application form you can fill out your housing preferences.

Guesthouse facilities
Wifi access is available throughout the Guesthouse. There are free laundry facilities, as well as tennis and basketball courts and equipment. You can also borrow a bicycle pump, vacuum cleaner, iron, and tools. The Guesthouse provides your mattress, cover sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket and blanket cover. You will need to provide your own towel.

Room Types
Rooms in the P-building have a private kitchen and rooms in the C-building have communal cooking facilities; in both buildings the bathroom facilties are shared. 

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Insurance

Don't know where to start looking? 

We recommend reading about Lipmann insurances  International SOS  or comparing companies on Reviews.com  . Please note that you should apply for insurance before you leave your home country.

CES can assist you in obtaining health care, travel and liability insurance if necessary.

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Money matters

One-time additional expenses (estimates)  
Visa & residence permit (if applicable) € 317
Airfare € 1000
Bike (2nd hand) € 50 - €100             

 

Additional expenses (estimates per month)  
Insurance (optional) € 40
Groceries € 161
Books & materials € 57
Clothing & personal expenses € 47
Leisure expenses € 144
Gym membership € 60
Phone contract € 13
Personal travel expenses Will vary per student

Invoice
When you decide to study with CES, you either receive an invoice from CES or you settle the costs with your home university or college. For more information please contact your own Study Abroad Advisor or CES.

Invoices will be sent out via regular mail approx. 6-8 weeks before the start of the programme. Here you can download instructions on 'How to make a payment from the US'  

 

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Transport

We highly recommend buying a bike during your time abroad. It's one of the best ways to integrate into Dutch life, explore with ease and make it to class on time! You can even pick one up second-hand via the facebook group Buy / Sell a bike in Maastricht   or Student Bike Maastricht  .

For more information about public transport around Maastricht and the Netherlands please visit: http://mymaastricht.nl/get-settled/transport/ 

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Visa & residence permit

If you are studying for more than 90 days at Maastricht University your CES coordinator will apply for your visa or resident permit for you.

If you are a US or Australian citizen you are able to stay in the Netherlands for up to 90 days without a visa.

You DO need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days if the country you are from is on this list: check overview  . You can enter the Netherlands with a valid passport under the visa waiver programme.

You DO need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days if you are a national of one of the following countries: check overview  .

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Welcome to Maastricht

Looking for more practical information about Maastricht?

The website mymaastricht.nl   provides information on finances, events, health, housing and transport in order to simplify everyday life for international people in Maastricht.

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