In an academic writing course, you’ll learn how to express yourself using formal, precise and nuanced language. The language centre offers a general PhD course for PhD candidates and research master’s students in all disciplines. We also offer IMRaD courses for research master’s and PhD candidates in Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.
Would you like to learn Arabic, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into four modules, goes from beginner to intermediate level. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.
Do you use Dutch every day at work or during your studies but you have the feeling that your knowledge of the Dutch language could be improved? Would you like to get feedback on your e-mails, presentations, proposals and reports? All of this is possible in the 'Beter schrijven in het Nederlands' workshops. The course takes place over four meetings where you will discuss various subjects.
The Business & Economics in Europe programme is designed to give students a greater understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the economic policies of the European Union.
Would you like to learn Chinese, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into two modules, is for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.
If you study or work at Maastricht University or elsewhere in the region, you may want to learn Dutch for social reasons, or your boss may require it of you as a working language. This means you will need a level of Dutch that lets you communicate confidently and reasonably accurately. Our communicative approach helps you interact with relative ease and comfort in your everyday social and work interactions.
This Dutch course, divided into five modules, is for beginner, intermediate and proficiency levels and for different situations, including work, studies or holidays. You’ll focus on improving your speaking and listening skills as well as on grammar, reading and writing to support the learning process. The course consists of two-hour group lessons, twice per week for 7 weeks or once per week for 14 weeks.
Are you a Bachelor's student now and do you want to follow the Master of Medicine in Dutch? And is Dutch not your mother tongue? Then, in addition to the Staatsexamen NT2- programma II, you need a course Medical Dutch Online. This course with e-coaching can be easily planned into your busy study programme. You will train both speaking and writing skills that you will put to good use during your internships.
Do you intend to take the National Examination of Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II)? Or do you need to take it again? This exam training will help you significantly improve your chances of passing the exam. This is not a Dutch course, but purely an exam training through which you'll learn strategies that are sure to give you a better chance of success. It consists of seven lessons, each lasting two hours. Every lesson requires two to three hours of independent study.
Are you starting your studies at Maastricht University but don’t speak Dutch yet? Then this is the perfect course for you. In seven weeks, you will learn social Dutch on a basic level with a focus on speaking and listening skills.
'I would definitely recommend this course to other students! It is really helpful to get a feeling for the Dutch language. The small groups and the variety of exercises make the classes really enjoyable.'
The purpose of the EMI workshops is to introduce participants to the basic characteristics of teaching through the medium of English and to provide opportunities to develop strategies that support teaching and learning in the participants’ local context.
The Cambridge English Exams are internationally recognised exams that can be used to demonstrate that you have the language skills to live, study or work in an English-speaking environment. The courses run over 24 weeks with one two-hour session per week. You’ll also be required to do at least 2 hours of private study each week.
The Effective Communication courses focus on helping you become a more confident and fluent user of English. You’ll improve your English skills through practising a variety of communicative tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and groupwork.
Maastricht University offers training for candidates preparing for the European Qualifying Examination. The training is for candidates who already have a basic understanding of European patent law, and focuses on preparations for Papers A, B, C and D of the exam.
Maastricht University offers training for candidates preparing for the Pre-Examination of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE).
The Foundation Programme is for motivated international students who want to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but still need to meet the admission requirements.
Two introductory courses on the Fundamentals of Taxation taught at the University of Aruba.
Would you like to get a basic introduction to French or practise French on a professional level? This course, divided into six modules, is for every level of proficiency. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.
Writing skills tutoring offers you the opportunity to get feedback from a teacher by submitting texts by email. On the basis of the feedback you re-write the text until it is satisfactory. The emphasis of this approach lies in the individual needs of the participant, which of course can be quite varied.
Would you like to get a basic introduction to German or learn to communicate in German on a professional level? This course, divided into five modules, is for every level of proficiency. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.
The Humanities & Social Sciences in Europe programme invites you to investigate Europe’s past, present and future by exploring artistic movements and social history, as well as philosophical and cultural ideas, from a European perspective.
The International Environmental Law programme is designed for students with the goal of working within the development of supranational environmental law, as policy and decision-makers in governments and businesses, for NGOs in the field of environmental law and sustainable development, as consultants, researchers and academics, or as corporate lawyers and barristers.
The International Relations and Politics in the EU programme is ideal for students interested in exploring EU international relations, history and politics, economic and legal issues, and the global challenges and opportunities that it faces today.
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Would you like to get a basic introduction to Italian or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into four modules, is for every level of proficiency and for different situations, including work, study and holiday.
Are you interested in the Italian language and culture? Or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to the next level? Would you like to study online, where and when it suits you? Then the course ‘Italian intensive coaching’ is what you are looking for.
If you want to get to know this country and the language better, or if you want to know what to pay attention to when doing business when working with Japanese companies, then this course is for you. In 14 weeks, you will learn some basic principles of the Japanese language, discover more about this special culture, and learn all about appropriate and effective intercultural communication with your Japanese counterparts.
The Masterclass Management Control in Practice offers participants an insight into the Management Control model. In this model, themes such as change management, process management, innovation and planning, budgeting and forecasting are discussed.
Approximately 300 courses and skills training on BSc and MSc level are on offer. You can find all courses, course descriptions (including prerequisites and levels) and coordinators via code.unimaas.nl. To check which courses you can take, please select Non Degree Courses. The duration of a course is 7 weeks; for a skills training 2 weeks. Exact dates of course periods can be found in the course descriptions or looked up in the academic calendar. The workload of a course is approximately 20 hours a week, including group meetings and individual study. Students are not allowed to take more than two courses in a period. The workload for a skills training is about 40 hours per week. You can follow maximum 2 courses per course period (period 1,2,4,and 5) and 1 skill per skills period (period 3 and 6). If you have any questions about the content of a course or skill, please contact the block coordinator (lecturer) before applying.
'The reason why I chose the Language Centre was because the course was an online one. It turned out to be a very stimulating and positive experience, not in the least because of the input of an enthusiastic mediator. The course is for different levels of PhD’s, novice as well as more experienced. I am confident this course helps me to further improve my academic writing skills!’
Marlies Schillings | PhD student and Teacher Bewegingswetenschappen | Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
The PhD programme in European Studies is a part-time PhD programme for professionals, taught at UM's campus in Brussels.
This course covers the wide range of issues that need to be considered when conducting or preparing to give conference presentation in English. All presentations are recorded and detailed feedback is provided. This course is open to PhD-candidates, employees and external clients.
The European Politics, Law & International Relations programme offers students a greater understanding of the contemporary European political and legal issues.
Would you like to learn Portuguese, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course is divided into two modules for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You will learn to communicate in different life situations, including work, study and holiday.
Are you interested in the Portuguese language and culture? Or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to the next level? Would you like to study online, where and when it suits you? Than the course 'Portuguese interactive coaching' is what you are looking for.
Positive psychology is devoted to understanding and learning how to build positive qualities in order to improve people’s well-being and help to promote the “good life”.
As a Psychology & Neuroscience in Europe student, you’ll be able to study the inter-relationship between psychological functions and neural activity in a unique research environment that enables ground-breaking study of the brain and behaviour.
The Public Health & Medicine in Europe programme is for students studying public health, biology and life sciences who are interested in exploring the diverse approaches to public health challenges in a European context and as a preparation for Medical School.
Would you like to learn Russian, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into two modules, is for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You’ll learn how to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.
Employers consider language skills as one of the most important skills for future graduates. There is an increasing demand in border regions for bi-lingual professionals for developing border trade. In short, mastering German or French creates business opportunities in German an French speaking countries, your own country and elsewhere. For that reason Maastricht University (UM) now offers a limited amount of scholarships for a free German course at B2 level or a free French course at B2 level.
Would you like to get a basic introduction to Spanish or practise Spanish on a professional level? This course, divided into six levels, is for every level of proficiency. You'll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.
The six-week Summer Programme in European Studies (SES) is designed for adventurous students looking for an authentic European study experience while earning credits towards their major.
This PhD course focuses on survival analysis - a branch of statistics for analyzing the expected duration of time until one or more events happen. The course is intended for PhD candidates of FHML, MaCSBIO, M4I and MERLN.
Would you like to quickly improve your command of a specific language? Our tailor-made intensive method is shown to be very effective. You follow intensive, face-to-face lessons in a language of your choice that are accompanied by supervised independent study and individual guidance. Everything is set according to your personal wishes.
Do you wish to improve your argumentation techniques and text structure, or learn to better formulate your ideas and thoughts on paper? The Writing Studio offers personal coaching and professional feedback on your writing, either in Dutch or in English.
Your first steps into statistics.