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 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:
- Double master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development with the United Nations University
- Double Degree Programme with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the Bachelor European Law School.
- many English-taught programmes with an international or European focus
- more than 15 double and joint degree programmes with universities abroad
- Summer school and short-stay exchange programmes
- preperatory Foundation Programme for prospective bachelor's students
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.
To help international students meet the admission requirements for a specific bachelor’s degree, UM offers a yearlong Foundation Programme. The Foundation Programme will provide intensive training in academic skills, English language skills and on subjects relevant to a chosen bachelor's programme. This training will make you eligible for admission to the bachelor’s programme once successfully completed. You will also participate in social and cultural events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in Maastricht.
The Foundation Programme trains for the following UM bachelor's programmes:
- 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