Maastricht University (UM)

About Maastricht University

Established in 1976, Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands. UM stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With about 16,300 students and 4,300 staff, UM offers a wide choice of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

Top quality

Maastricht University is renowned for excellence and innovation in learning. High rankings in Dutch and international league tables attest to our focus on quality.

International orientation
UM is a bilingual (Dutch & English) university. We offer a wide range of programmes with a strong international and European orientation, most of which are taught in English. Almost half of the student population and a third of our staff is non-Dutch.

Problem-Based Learning

Problem-based Learning (PBL) clearly illustrates Maastricht University’s innovative character. PBL is more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about exchanging knowledge in and challenging and effective way.