Rankings & recognition

UM is the fifth best young university in the world

Maastricht University is placed fifth place in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. 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 '250 under 50'  
 Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'  

Distinctive quality feature for internationalisation

In 2013, the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) awarded Maastricht University with the ‘Distinctive Quality Feature for Internationalisation’. This six-year university-wide accreditation is an external recognition of the internationalisation efforts of UM. According to the NVAO, internationalisation is ‘anchored in UM’s very DNA’.

Seal of quality for three UM colleges: Keuzegids

The ‘Keuzegids Bachelors 2018’ shows a continued increase in our university’s scores. Our students’ positive evaluation has seen many programmes rise in the national rankings. All three UM colleges have been awarded a seal of quality, which distinguishes them as top programmes. Remarkably, University College Venlo, participating for the first time, leads the field; University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme also remain at the top of the Keuzegids.

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

Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)