MSP Exchange students

Exchange programme

Exchange Student

You are an exchange student if your home university has a formal student exchange agreement with Maastricht Science Programme and if you are nominated for an exchange programme at Maastricht Science Programme by the exchange coordinator of your home institution.
Exchange students remain enrolled at their home institution and continue to pay tuition fees to their home institution. Exchange students may study at Maastricht Science Programme for one semester.

Entry requirements for Exchange students

Exchange students should have completed at least one year at their home university at the time of participation. Exchange students may have special eligibility requirements regarding their grade point average (GPA) or progress. You can contact the International Relations Office of your home university for more information.

English language

Since English is the working language at Maastricht Science Programme, non-native speakers will have to demonstrate a proof of English language proficiency. Students with an International Baccalaureate or European baccalaureate diploma are exempted. 

Exchange students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of English language proficiency as follows:

  • either TOEFL 575 (Test of English as a Foreign Language, paper-based version) or;
  • TOEFL 232 (computer-based version) or;
  • TOEFL 90 points (internet based version) or;
  • an IELTS (International English Testing System) test with a score of at least 6.5 or;
  • a CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) test score must be at least a B, whereas a C is sufficient for your CPE (Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English).

Please contact the International Relations Office of your home university for more details.

How to apply

To apply please provide our international relations office with the following documents:

  • Application form
  • course selection overview
  • a passport picture
  • a copy of your passport or ID card (for EU citizens)
  • an academic transcript of recent studies, in English and certified.
  • proof of English sufficiency.


Application deadlines for both exchange and contract students

The application deadline for the Fall semester May 1st. 
The application deadline for the Spring semester is November 1st of the preceding year.



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

Getting to Maastricht

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More information

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

Exchange at Maastricht University
Why choose Maastricht?
Problem-Based Learning
About Maastricht Science Programme 

Problem? Question?

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MSP International Relations Office