European Studies: Public Policy and Administration

Rankings & recognition

  • MA European Studies is the 2nd European Studies master’s programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids 2019

    The master's programme European Studies is ranked on the 2nd place in the “Europese Studies” category of the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2019. Our students have rated the programme with an overall score of 72.

    Here is how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average National average Below national average
    Programme (+) Expert Evaluation  
    Examination (+) Ambition  
    Instructors (+) Facilities  
    Academic Training (+) Study Programme Feasibility  
    Skills Development (+)    
    Study Advice and Guidance (+)    


    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • 82% of the European Studies students would recommend this programme: Elsevier 2019

    Here are some of the highlights from the European Studies programme:

    • 82% of the students would recommend this programme to others
    • 84% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the set-up of the programme
    • 82% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors
    • 74% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the sixth best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University is sixth place in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.

    In the 2020 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place. 

    These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE 'Young Universities Ranking'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'