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

Maastricht University offers a year-long Foundation Programme that helps international students meet admission requirements. 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 be eligible for admission to this bachelor’s programme. Additionally, the Foundation Programme offers support outside of the classroom and organizes 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
  • Data Science and Knowledge Engineering
  • Digital Society
  • Economics and Business Economics
  • Econometrics and Operations Research
  • European Law School
  • European Public Health
  • European Studies
  • Global Studies
  • International Business
  • Maastricht Science Programme
  • 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.