Studying in Maastricht
When you follow a study programme, you will have to study. That means hours behind books or collaborating on projects. You can do that in your own room or in one of the UM Learning Spaces, alone or in a group.
You can also find quiet places in town to study: coffee places, the city library and (when the weather is fine) even the park.
The Library has more than 2,000 learning spaces
Our University Library provides a large number of study spaces. Almost half of those are equipped with a computer and in the other spaces you work on your own laptop with free Wi-Fi.
The Inner City Library has over 950 study spaces. The Randwyck Library (including the LINK internet café and the Computer Facilities) provides in total more than 1,050 Learning Spaces.
Studying in a former military barracks
We also have the Bonnefanten Learning Spaces in the Student Services Centre: about 138 spaces you can use with your own laptop and books.
Tapijn, the former site of a military base close to the faculties in the city centre, offers another 150 Learning Spaces. Also in the faculties and at UNU-Merit you will find spaces where you can work on your own or in groups.
Special silent rooms
On most locations you can choose between individual or group spaces (for two to ten persons). You can also work in a large ‘silent’ room, in one of our libraries, where you study individually in the presence of other students.
Studying in your favourite hang-out
For concentrated and quiet studying you can use the study cells
In the city library, Centre Céramique, you can study with access to free Wi-Fi. Of course you can become a member of Centre Céramique to borrow books and media. As a member you have access to the digital library.
On the second floor of Centre Céramique you can even study in a true work of art: the study cells designed by Atelier van Lieshout. They have been equipped with light, ventilation and small windows.
Studying over a coffee at the Brandweer Kantine. From 8:30 you can work here quietly on your laptop, while you enjoy a sandwich and nice music.
Koffie bij Joost en Maartje
'Koffie bij Joost en Maartje' is also a place where lots of students work with a wonderful latte, muffins or a healthy homemade soup.
Coffeelovers is located in the Student Services Centre of the UM and therefore an ideal place to meet or get a quick cappuccino to go.
Bikes and books. At Alley Cat you not only find the coolest bikes, but you can also work there wonderfully undisturbed.
And of course Maastricht provides plenty of pubs with excellent Wi-Fi. Café Tribunal has always been the favourite lunch and drinks place for many UM students and staff members.
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You’ll be able to talk to a diverse group of students from Germany, the US, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Lithuania, all studying at different faculties of Maastricht University. They can give you a first-hand account of what it is like to study and live in Maastricht.
Are you going to study in Maastricht?
Join the INKOM! The INKOM is the introduction week for all new bachelor's and master's students of Maastricht University and Zuyd University. During this week activities will take place where all student, study, and sport associations will present themselves to the new Maastricht students. Accompanied by two senior students you will get to know Maastricht in small groups, a mix of Dutch and international students. Moreover, there will be big parties every night with performances of well-known artists and dj’s. At the end of the INKOM you will feel completely integrated into Maastricht’s student life, and know exactly what the city has to offer!
INKOM 2017 will take place from 21 till August 25. It is organised by students, for students. Visit www.inkom.nl for the complete programme or look at and like the INKOM Facebook page. The INKOM has limited places available. Last year was sold out. So, be sure to sign up on time!
Having problems finding relevant information or don’t you know what to do in Maastricht? Visit mymaastricht.nl - the official information portal for Maastricht’s international student population. Backed by Maastricht University, Zuyd Hogeschool and the municipality, mymaastricht.nl provides you with reliable and up-to-date information about life in Maastricht. To sort out all the trivial things in life we cover information on housing, health, finances and public transport. To go explore Maastricht we keep you up to date on all events and news and show you were to get involved with sports or the local community. All the information you need in one place! Browse to www.mymaastricht.nl and start making Maastricht yours, today.
Put your knowledge to practice
A study association, something for you?
You can join a study association in your faculty and participate in discussions, workshops, lectures and other gatherings about the field of study. Often these associations offer their members special study materials that were assembled on the basis of the experience of years from (former) students. Great support for your studies. Almost each faculty has its own study association.
Broaden your horizon
Maastricht also has many associations where you can develop outside your field of study; think of the Unicef Student Team (USTM), the student department of Amnesty International (AIMS), the international student association AIESEC, or the lectures organised by Studium Generale.
Maybe you wish to broaden or deepen your knowledge.