Alumni in the world

Maastricht University has a vibrant alumni community: a global network of more than 70,000 graduates. We are keen on staying in touch with our graduates who are living and working all over the world. In order to do so, we host an Alumni Portal and facilitate Alumni Circles in 32 cities in 16 countries.

Connecting with alumni around the world

Alumni Portal

Our new Alumni Portal allows our alumni, especially our alumni living abroad, to stay connected with us and with one another. Alumni can get in touch with old classmates and register for events from anywhere in the world.

Alumni Circles

Whether our alumni come from abroad and live in the Netherlands, or come from the Netherlands and live abroad, they can stay in touch through our Alumni Circles. UM, together with committed alumni in these circles, organises a variety of get-togethers on a regular basis, ranging from lectures to company visits and networking events. Check out the table below to see where our Alumni Circles are located and click on the location to find all of the events in the area.

Aachen​​ Dusseldorf Munich Utrecht
Amsterdam Frankfurt New York Vienna
Berlin The Hague Noord/ Midden-Limburg West-Brabant
Brussels Hamburg Noordoost-Brabant Zuid-Limburg
China Istanbul Paris Zurich
Cologne London Poland  
Dubai Milan Rotterdam

Climate Law Circle


Fast facts

  • Total number of alumni: 67,573 (62% Dutch, 38% international)
  • Country of residence: 68,6% Netherlands (26% of whom in Limburg), 39% (EU)region, 29.1% Europe, 2.3% outside Europe
  • Stay rate: 20% of internationale UM alumni stays in the Netherlands after graduation (nationwide: 25%)
Students studying in café Tribunal, Tongersestraat Maastricht

Working with our internationally oriented alumni

Are you looking to attract globally oriented graduates who have experience working in groups with people from different cultural backgrounds and approaching issues from a variety of perspectives? Visit our Hire our students page to find how you can attract UM graduates or even current students to work with your company.

Alumni promoting UM abroad

UM visits education fairs worldwide to attract talented new students from abroad. At these fairs, UM staff and current students like to team up with alumni when possible, so they can share what it’s like to study at UM and then work abroad. Alumni often have a distinctive credibility to prospective students and personal interaction with them can make a difference in helping them make an informed choice for UM.

If you’re a UM graduate living abroad and would like to help encourage the next generation of students to study at UM, sign up to help promote your alma mater

If I can help others with such important life decisions, I feel satisfied. And I like to show my respect and loyalty to people who always treated me well in Maastricht.”

Alumnus David Valente (SBE), participated in a master’s education fair in Warsaw