Exchange programme

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) offers a place where scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds - historians, political scientists, literary and arts scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and others - are brought together in joint research. This interdisciplinary approach is predominant in our teaching as well; all of our programmes acquaint students with different disciplines and perspectives. All of the faculty’s programmes are taught entirely in English and with 79% of our students and 42% of our staff coming from abroad, FASoS is Maastricht University’s most international faculty. Such diversity creates an atmosphere that strengthens the international orientation of our research and education.


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 Spring semester year 2019-2020 semester are 15 October 2019 for non-EU students and 10 November 2019 for EU students.


 Exchange application instruction

 Academic Calendar 2019-2020

 List of FASoS Partner Universities

Programmes and Courses Academic year Fall semester 2019-2020

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, please check the following documents:

However, if none of these programmes are of interest, you can choose courses from one of the bachelor programmes:


Programmes and Courses Academic year Spring semester 2019-2020

Language requirements

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.


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International Relations Office

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

FASoS students on Exchange around the World