International programmes

Bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes

The choice for the language of instruction at UM is based on the learning goals of the study programme and the labour market perspective of its alumni. As the majority of our programmes are taught in English, they’re widely accessible to students from abroad. Many of our programmes also have a distinctive international or European focus, and all of our programmes include international issues and perspectives.

For a full list of our education programmes, please visit our Education page.

Joint programmes

Joint and double degrees are a key pillar in UM’s internationalisation policy, as they promote quality education, international collaboration and facilitating the cross-border mobility and employability prospects of our students. Currently, we offer more than 15 joint and double degrees programmes, where students spend part of their degree at UM and part at a partner university abroad. The double degrees are spread over all faculties and are offered at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels. Examples of these are:

Center for European Studies


The Center for European Studies (CES) creates dynamic, interactive programmes with integrated field trips, cultural weekends and study trips for international students who are looking to study abroad on a non-exchange basis. Each year, approximately 700 students attend CES’ programmes, which range from three weeks up to a full year. CES organises both University-Specific Programmes and Open Enrolment Programmes, for which individual students can apply.

 Overview of universities and colleges that partner with CES.

Maastricht Summer School


Maastricht Summer School (MSS) was founded in 2012 and offers courses in a large variety of subjects in the fields of Art & Culture, Business & Economics, Law & Politics, Science and Social Sciences. The courses are geared towards students at undergraduate/bachelor level, graduate/master level and professionals.

MSS’ mission is to offer education in the summer period that is complementary to the traditional educational tasks of the university. MSS increases accessibility of knowledge accumulated at the institute to anyone interested in it.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Society
  • Economics and Business Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • European Law School
  • European Public Health
  • European Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Maastricht Science Programme
  • University College Maastricht
  • University College Venlo