Life@UM

About living in Maastricht

Thinking about studying or working in Maastricht?
 

Then you want to know more, not only about the university, but also about the city and its surroundings. What is it like to live in Maastricht, what can you do there? Is it easy to find a nice place to live? Is it a green city? Safe? Lively? International? And just as exuberant as they say? We have listed a few things for you, so that you will get a better picture of life in Maastricht.

Check out a day in the life of student Brian Megens and a day in the life of associate professor Lisa Brüggen. What are their days like? Can you picture yourself living in Maastricht and riding your bike to university?

Treaty of Maastricht

For many people in Europe Maastricht is the city where, on 7 February 1992, the Treaty of Maastricht was signed.  

The treaty, officially the ‘Treaty on European Union’ was signed by the twelve member states at that time. The treaty led to the name change of the European Community in European Union. It also concerned among others the establishment of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), which in turn led to the introduction of one common currency – the euro.  

Facts and figures

UM is the 4th best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' 2016

UM ranked as 14th most international university in the world

Times Higher Education 'Most international universities in the world' 2016

Maastricht in a bird’s eye view