Exchange programme

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 2017 for non-EU students and 15 May 2017 for EU students.


 Exchange application instruction

 Exchange students Practical Guide 2016-2017

 Academic Calendar 2017-2018




Programmes and Courses Spring 2017

In the fall semester FASoS offers 4 minor programmes, with a study load of 30 ects:

  • European Studies
  • Globalisation & Development
  • Arts and Heritage
  • Crucial Differences

Alternatively you can choose courses from one of the bachelor programmes:

In the spring semester you can choose courses from the BA European Studies and/or the BA Arts and Culture.

Please note that some of the courses are not available to exchange students.

The detailed course overview for exchange students will be published by mid-April.



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.


In the support section of our website, you can find out more about practical matters, such as:


 Go to support

More information

Like to know more about the faculty, the university and the city? Check out these pages:

 Problem-Based Learning
 About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
 Life @ UM

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