Exchange programme

Exchange students come to Maastricht within the framework of Erasmus and bilateral agreements with universities all over the world. If your university is an exchange partner of the Maastricht Faculty of Law, you can apply for a study abroad period at the International Office of your own university. Check whether your university is on our list of partner institutions. 

As an exchange student you do not have to pay a tuition fee at Maastricht University Faculty of Law, but will continue to pay tuition to your home university. The International Relations Office at Maastricht University Faculty of Law looks forward to welcoming you in the near future!

The Maastricht University Faculty of Law has over 65 exchange contacts with universities and institutions in 25 countries all over the world. On a yearly base, up to 90 Maastricht students spend part of their studies abroad within an exchange program, and about 120 exchange students visit the Maastricht University Faculty of Law. All these students need administrative and social support, which is provided by the International Relations Staff.

Application procedure

All exchange students must be officially nominated by their home university. Please visit the International Relations Office of your home university to get nominated for the Maastricht University Faculty of Law exchange programme.

A nomination letter or an email from the home university with the name, study period and email address of the student that has been selected to apply for the exchange programme at the Maastricht Faculty of Law has to be sent to:

Information and instructions on the online application will be sent by email to each selected student directly. The student has to apply online. All required application documents have to be uploaded or have to be sent electronically.

Language requirements

Students taking bachelor's courses

English is the language of instruction in all programmes. As the Problem Based Learning method requires active participation of students in group meetings, it is of the utmost importance that you have a good working knowledge of English. This means that you must be able to read the required literature, to participate in tutorial group discussions, and to take written and oral examinations. 

The programme responsible (coordinator) at your home university has to state that your level of English is sufficient in order to actively participate in English taught courses by signing the ECTS statement home university.

However, we do not require formal proof of fluency if a student will take only bachelor's courses.


Students taking master's courses

Students who want to participate in master's courses will need to provide proof of sufficient English language level. For exchange students we will accept a certificate of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Other certificates that suffice are TOEFL internet-based with a score 90 or more, IELTS 6.5 or more, CPE (all grades), CAE A, B or C+.

Native speakers and students taking their degree programme in English are exempted (be it that visa requirements with regard to language level may apply and cannot be exempted).

Language courses are offered by the Maastricht University Language Centre.


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 the Faculty of Law

Problem? Question?

Don't hesitate: contact us!

International Relations Office
Exchange Officer students coming to Maastricht
Ms. Josta Mommertz
 +31 43-3883035

Exchange Officer outgoing students
Ms. Danielle Schneider
  +31 43-3883064