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Maastricht University

Maastricht University


Maastricht University


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master, Certificate, PhD
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

Maastricht University prides itself on being the most international research university in the Netherlands. Nearly half of all its students are from abroad and many degree programs have a distinctive European focus. The university takes an innovative approach to teaching. Problem Based Learning has been at the heart of the curriculum since the university's inception in 1976.

With more than 70 English taught bachelor and master programs, Maastricht University offers something for everyone. Because it wants to stimulate excellence, Maastricht allows outstanding students (top of their year) to take honors classes. These programs are designed to further broaden and deepen knowledge and insights.

Maastricht University has a strong international focus. It cooperates with leading international universities around the world. Partners include: Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin (Germany), London Metropolitan University (England), Lund University (Sweden), Universidad de Madrid (Spain), McGill University (Canada), the University of California (United States) and the University of Sydney (Australia).

Maastricht University in the 2017 University Rankings

According to Dutch students, Maastricht offers the best bachelor programs in Econometrics and Operations Research, International Business and Medicine. In the world rankings, Maastricht is a solid top 200 player (QS: 109th , THE: 197th). The Financial Times ranks Maastricht’s Master program in International Business in the world’s top 25. In terms of value for money, Maastricht is ranked 2nd in the world.

Recently, Maastricht University reached the 19th place in the Times Higher Education ranking for "young" universities. Read the news article about Maastricht being among the best 20 "young" universities in the world.

QS World Humanities and Arts Ranking 2017
Position of Maastricht University in the various Discipline Rankings
Linguistics Ranking: 151 - 200

QS World Life Sciences and Medicine Ranking 2017
Position of Maastricht University in the various Discipline Rankings
Medicine Ranking: 51 - 100
Psychology Ranking: 101 - 150

Times Higher Education Health Sciences Top 50 World Ranking 2017
Position of Maastricht University in the Rankings
Medicine and Health Sciences Ranking: 49

QS World Social Sciences, Economics and Management Ranking 2017
Position of Maastricht University in the various Discipline Rankings
Statistics and Operational Research Ranking: 151 - 200
Politics Ranking: 101 - 150
Law Ranking: 51 - 100
Economics Ranking: 51 - 100
Accounting and FInance Ranking: 101 -150
Education Ranking: 101 - 150

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Maastricht University Scholarships

Students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

Maastricht University on the Map


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Health/Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, University College Maastricht.

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