European Public Affairs

Rankings & recognition

  • The master's programme in European Public Affairs is the 5th Thematical master's programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids Masters 2019

    The master's programme European Public Affairs is ranked on the 5th place in the “Thematische Masters” category of the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2019. Our students have rated the programme with an overall score of 54.

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

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


    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)  

  • 79% of the European Public Affairs students would recommend this programme: Elsevier 2019

    Here are some of the highlights from the European Public Affairs programme:

    • 79% of the students would recommend this programme to others
    • 74% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education
    • 68% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the set-up of the programme

    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'