Maastricht University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is responsible for education in philosophy, history, literature, arts & media studies, science & technology studies, political science, international relations, gender studies and globalisation & development studies.
You will need a nomination from your home university to become an exchange student at Maastricht University. Download the application instructions to learn more about how you can apply at FASoS. Deadlines for the fall semester and a full year are 1 May 2018 for non-EU students and 15 May 2018 for EU students.
In the fall semester FASoS offers five minor programmes. They are not only attended by 3rd year FASoS students, but also by students from other faculties with different educational backgrounds, thus offering a very diverse learning environment. These programmes all have a study load of 30 ects, which is a full-time course load for one semester. We strongly advise you to choose one of these programmes:
However, if none of these programmes are of interest, you can choose courses from one of the bachelor programmes:
Please submit one of the registration forms by 25 May to:
For the Minor Great Thinkers also a letter of motivation of max. 1 page is required.
English is the language of instruction in all of our programmes. As the Problem Based Learning method requires active participation in group meetings, it is important that you have a good working knowledge of English. You have to be able to read the required literature, to participate in tutorial group discussions, and to take written and oral examinations. If English is not your native language, you are therefore required to submit a proof of English language proficiency. We recommend the following minimum level: TOEFL iBT 90, IELTS 6.5, or CEF level B2.
Ms. Ine Mourmans, incoming exchange officer
+31 43 3882770
Ms. Resi Schenk, Coordinator International Relations
+31 43 3883487
Ms. Sabine Vanhouwe, outgoing exchange officer
+31 43 3882032
What I can say about my experience abroad in Australia is that it was absolutely worth it, even though I was hesitant at first, it turned out to be one of the best experiences. Australia is a beautiful country, with so many different areas to explore. Studying at the University of Sydney was fun yet challenging, as it is an entirely new experience studying at such a large university.
I really enjoyed my Erasmus semester in Paris. At Sciences Po, I was able to delve deeper into my personal interests and I have learned about EU and International Law from renowned lawyers. I have had the pleasure of meeting and befriending students from all across the world. Thank you FASoS for this unique opportunity.
Luna: My semester abroad in San Diego has been amazing. I've had the chance to visit many places I would never have visited otherwise and all that combined with an improvement of my English and learning about the American Culture through a real American college experience.
Lise: "The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands."
My exchange provided me with the opportunity to create new friendships, travel the world and develop a new and different perspective on certain things and issues, also in an academic sense. It definitely broadened my mind and awakened my interest in more fields and subjects.
Going on exchange beyond Europe meant opening ourselves up to opportunities that the world (wonders) have to offer. Going to a place we haven't been before allowed us to experience its beauty and culture in an unbiased way.
Chaimae Saadan: Living and studying in a place such as Hong Kong has made me more aware of current affairs in Southeast Asia, understand global issues from a different perspective and it made me embrace different cultures even more than I already did