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.
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 master’s students in all disciplines. We also offer IMRaD courses for master’s and PhD candidates in Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.
'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 (Neill Wylie). 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
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 three modules, goes from beginner to intermediate level. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.
Baylor in Maastricht is one of the oldest and most popular study abroad programmes at Baylor. It is a 3-month study abroad programme in which students take classes offered by CES and a Baylor faculty member.
With a focus on Business, the Baylor Summer programme combines one class offered by CES with one taught by a Baylor faculty member. You’ll start your adventure with a three-day group trip, study for approximately one month and then have the opportunity to travel!
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.
The CNU summer programme offers you a unique opportunity to study cross-cultural leadership in a real-world setting.
The CU-Boulder summer programme gives you the opportunity to explore the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, learning first-hand about Leading and Managing Across Cultures in Northern Europe.
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.
Have you obtained the bachelor ITM degree at Maastricht University, but not completed your secondary education in the Dutch language, and you would like to follow a medical master’s degree in Dutch (which is exclusively open to students with a bachelor's degree in Medicine from Maastricht University)? If so, you will have to follow a course in medical Dutch, in addition to passing the NT2 State Exam of Dutch as a second language, programme II (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II).
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.'
Do you want your team to perform better? And are you willing to critically evaluate your own role in the team? In this course, you learn how to assess your own behaviour in relation to the behaviour of others. How does your behaviour block certain developments and how can you change that?
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 practicing a variety of communicative tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and teamwork reports.
Are you interested in improving your spoken English or pronunciation and prefer not to do so in a group? Is spelling a problem for you or do you feel that your texts are not sufficiently professional? Would you like to be well-prepared for the state exam or another type of exam?
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 Forensic Psychology programme gives you the opportunity to learn the applications of psychology associated with the legal system along with issues and problems that arise when psychology is applied.
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.
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.
Be smart, increase your business opportunities and register for the Advanced German course for Young Professionals! For new starting dates see the timetable
This postgraduate course addresses Health Technology Assessment (HTA). It provides an in-depth theoretical and practical foundation on HTA and focusses on trial-based economic evaluation (cost-effectiveness research), i.e. full economic evaluations in all its steps based on effectiveness studies.
The History, Culture & Arts 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.
This spring semester in Maastricht is especially designed for Business students coming from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The programme includes a five-day study trip to Berlin. Students take courses offered by Maastricht University and CES.
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.
This programme is about innovation, change and increasing personal impact. You will gain more insight into yourself as a finance leader. Top teachers provide the theoretical basis. In addition, you share your experiences and discuss relevant cases with other participants.
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.
"Het leren van de Nederlandse taal was een grote uitdaging, maar doordat ik in Nederland werkte en leefde, ging het makkelijker. Na een basiscursus Nederlands volgde ik – vanuit het Talencentrum – een extra cursus ‘medisch Nederlands’. Docent Katja Verbruggen had zoveel gevoel voor humor. Zij liet ons zien hoe je op een makkelijke manier ziektes kon uitleggen aan een patiënt zonder medische achtergrond.”
Dora Mateeva - Geneeskunde-alumna
Ambieert u een carrière als arts in Nederland en is Nederlands niet uw moedertaal? Om in Nederland als arts te kunnen werken hebben artsen die in het buitenland zijn afgestudeerd het Staatsexamen NT2, programma II nodig. Verder moeten deze artsen slagen voor de AKV-toets. Deze toets wordt afgenomen bij Babel (Utrecht). Bij ons kunt u terecht voor een (online) voorbereidingscursus op de AKV-toets.
The Maastricht University Language Centre provides in-company language training courses and workshops for businesses and organisations. In addition to tailored training courses, the UM Language Centre offers corporate courses aimed at writing and presentation skills in Dutch, English and modern foreign languages; language coaching programmes; preparatory training for Cambridge English and IELTS exams; and workshops on language and culture.
The Leadership and Management in a Global World programme is designed for CISaustralia students who want to learn more about leadership and change in both a global and a business context.
This month-long summer programme is designed for students from Lebanon Valley College (LVC). The programme provides students with an opportunity to travel and study in Europe and gain international business skills and exposure.
In three group meetings, you will analyse how organizations perform. Among others, you will look at organizational structures and how people learn in an organization. You also consider the question of how you can measure and develop the talent and innovative capacity of your employees.
Maastricht Summer School (MSS) offers courses in a large variety of subjects in the fields of Art & Culture, Business & Economics, Law & Politics, Science and Social Sciences. These courses are geared towards students at undergraduate/bachelor level, graduate/master level and professionals.
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.
This Summer Programme is organised for Japanese students from Meiji Gakuin University. Students take a course in European Arts and Culture and work on their English language skills while spending a summer abroad in Europe.
The Miami University programme offers you the opportunity to learn more about different aspects of Europe and the European Union from an international business perspective.
Muhlenberg's fall semester in Maastricht is especially designed for students majoring in accounting, business, economics or international studies, but is open to all students meeting programme prerequisites.
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. 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.
This high-quality one-year programme focuses on (future) business controllers who need to advise about bringing and keeping organizations, projects or processes in control. The training is also an excellent preparation for professionals who are ready for a management position on a higher level.
For Finance & Control professionals, attending seminars and conferences, taking part in workshops and trainings and reading professional journals is indispensable and often compulsory. UMIO offers many opportunities to acquire knowledge and the required PE points through meetings and multi-day trainings, for individual professionals and organizations.
Many supervisors and administrators want to keep developing themselves to make sure they perform their job duties properly. To stay effective in their management or supervisory function, they regularly attend supplementary trainings. Attending seminars and conferences and taking part in workshops is indispensable and more and more often compulsory. UMIO offers many opportunities to acquire knowledge and the required PE points through meetings and multi-day trainings, for individual professionals and organizations.
Maastricht University's PhD Comparative, International and European Law is designed to provide the working conditions and equip you with the skills necessary to perform academic research on a topic related to Comparative, European and International Law so as to be able to complete a PhD alongside other commitments.
The PhD programme in European Studies is a part-time PhD programme for professionals, taught at UM's campus in Brussels.
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 modules, is for every level of proficiency. You'll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.
Do you wish to improve your Spanish writing skills and need personal guidance? ‘Spanish, writing skills coaching’ will provide you with this kind of assistance. Choose the four-, six-, or eight-hour coaching option and receive professional feedback for your written work.
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.
Improve your knowledge of Dutch, English or other modern languages. Learn to express yourself effectively and correctly at work, in your studies or in your personal life. Whether you want to focus on your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, this personalised course is designed to suit your specific needs.
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.
Would you like to learn basic Turkish? This course, which consists of 14 two-hour lessons, is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of Turkish. You’ll learn the basics of the Turkish language and build a vocabulary that will allow you to express yourself in everyday life.
Do you work for an organization that never stands still? In three group meetings, managers and/or employees will learn how to look at organizational changes from different angles.
Every two years, Washington & Lee University sends students to Maastricht for a very special programme for chemistry students looking at a career in arts restoration. This short programme includes a field trip focused on Dutch Arts and restoration, during which the students visit conservation labs, museums and various other institutions.
Wij als mens hebben meer gemeen met dieren dan we zouden willen toegeven. We kunnen dan ook veel leren van het gedrag van dieren. In deze workshop gaan we eerst oordeelvrij, als echte biologen, in GaiaZOO in Kerkrade een aantal diersoorten observeren. Vervolgens reflecteren we op datgene wat we gezien hebben en welke lessen wij hieruit kunnen trekken.
Deze cursus wordt ontwikkeld en aangeboden door UMIO.
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.
This month-long summer programme is designed for students from Xavier University. The programme provides students with an opportunity to travel and study in Europe and gain international business skills and exposure.
Your first steps into statistics.