Besides your study

Studying is more than just going to classes. It is at least as important to meet people, use your body and stimulate your mind. There are plenty of opportunities in Maastricht that allow you to broaden your horizons.

UM Buddy- International Student Ambassadors

Would you like to be a buddy for an upcoming international bachelor's student?

You'll have the opertunity to meet people from different cultures, and you'll function as a first point of contact in case of questions. 

Read more about UM Buddy- International Student Ambassadors

Student organisations

A good way of getting to know people is to become a member of a student association. In Maastricht there are not just social clubs but also a large number of study associations, sports clubs and associations that are active in the area of art and culture.

Read more about student organisations 


At Match we believe in the power of social involvement and engagement. By volunteering during your studies, you are able to further develop social and professional skills and put what you have learned to practice in real-life situations.

Read more about Match

Civic Engagement Activities Portal

Maastricht University (UM) recognises the importance of students doing voluntary work and wants to support them in this. For that reason, the UM has developed the Civic Engagement Activities Portal. This portal offers an overview of all the voluntary jobs that voluntary organisations from Maastricht and surroundings have on offer, making it easier for students to find their prefect voluntary gig.

Read more about the Civic Engagement Activities Portal 


At UM SPORTS you can participate in group lessons, training programmes or participate individually in a wide range of sports. In the gym you can also work on your health and relax. Are you looking for team spirit and competition? Then become a member of a student sports club.

Read more about sports at Maastricht University 

Studium Generale

Studium Generale organises lectures, debates, short series of lectures, and shows films. It sharpens your mind and broadens your horizons. Studium Generale supplements education and contributes to the academic and social development of students.

Read more about Studium Generale