International students (before coming to Maastricht)
Coming from abroad to study in Maastricht is a major step. Maastricht University is happy to help you with your preparations.
Student Services Centre
+31 (0)43 38 85 388
You’ll also find a lot of practical information via mymaastricht.nl the information portal for international students.
Welcome package for international students
Maastricht University is glad to help international students with handy information when planning their trip to the Netherlands as well as providing opportunities to meet the rest of the international student community in an informative and fun way.
Maastricht University offers international students a comprehensive training programme that will allow you to start your academic life in Maastricht with the best possible preparations.
Visa / Legal residence
Some foreign students need a visa and/or legal residence permit to be allowed to study in the Netherlands. This depends on your nationality. Learn more about the rules that apply to you.
Information for refugees
Are you a refugee and would you like to study at Maastricht University? Then please make an appointment with the central contact person for refugees.
Scholarships / Financial aid
Not sure what the main difference is or for which you are eligible? The following information will give you further insight when taking this decision.
International students and exchange students can find accommodation at the UM Guesthouse.
Opening a Dutch bank account
Foreign students with a SEPA bank account do not need a Dutch bank account. A SEPA account will allow you to pay and receive money throughout Europe. If you do not have a SEPA bank account, you will need to open a Dutch bank account.