International programmes

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.

Foundation Programme

International applicants who do not meet the admission requirements:
Foundation Programme

If you are an international prospective student applicant, and you do not meet the admission requirements, then you may be eligible for the Foundation Programme. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor's programme, and English language skills (depending on your level).

After successfully completing the Foundation Programme, you will qualify for admission to this bachelor’s programme. Additionally, the Foundation Programme offers support outside of the classroom and organises events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands and at Maastricht University.

Learn more about the Foundation Programme

  • Arts and Culture
  • Business Analytics
  • 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

Looking to the future: new joint and double degrees

We're always on the lookout for new opportunities for joint and double degrees. We're currently working on a joint programme in International Medicine with the University of Leeds.