Maastricht University (UM) is a public university in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Founded in 1976, the university is the second youngest of the 13 Dutch universities.The first professor, Dr. Willem van der Meer, was appointed on 1 January 1977. In 2013, nearly 16,000 students studied at UM, 55% of whom were foreign students, making it the most international university in the Netherlands. UM offers Bachelor‘s, Master‘s, and PhD degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The university is particularly well known for its highly ranked European Law School and its international orientation. Maastricht University is a young university. It was established in 1976, following the merger of several schools in the southern Netherlands. The university is located in the historic city of Maastricht, in the province of Limburg. Maastricht is a lively student city, with a large international community. The university itself is very international, with students from all over the world. The university has a strong focus on research and teaching. It is organized into seven faculties, each offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Faculty of Law is the largest and best–known of the faculties, and is ranked among the top law schools in Europe.
Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs
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.