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The St. Servatius Bridge and buildings near the river Meuse in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Program at a Glance

Maastricht University - Center for European Studies

Country or area Netherlands
City Maastricht
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Fall Semester, Spring Quarter
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Known for groundbreaking studies in psychology, Maastricht University is an extraordinary place to focus on psychology and neuroscience. Select from curated course lists that include Motivation and Emotion, Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Enhancement, and Hormones, the Brain and Behavior. Courses are taught in English and in a group, you will analyze real-world problems, set learning goals, and conduct research. You’ll choose one or two cultural study trips, which may include a visit to The Hague, Berlin, or Paris. Maastricht is a university town steeped in history with medieval ramparts and delicate brick towers as the backdrop. 

Where you'll study

With about half of its students and faculty from abroad, internationalization is anchored into the core values of Maastricht University (UM). Thanks to its high-quality research, career-minded study programs, and small tutorial group learning style, UM has quickly built a solid reputation as one of the best young universities of the world. The university is in the city center and occupies landmark buildings. Maastricht is a compact university town at the southernmost tip of the Netherlands where nearly everyone commutes on bikes. Studying here, you’ll get the best of modern city lifestyle, history and culture, and nature. A ten-minute bike ride takes you into the hilly countryside with stunning green landscapes and storybook villages. A truly international city, you’ll hear foreign languages in the streets, cafés, and markets.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>City tour of Maastricht,</p>

<p>including boat tour</p>

City tour of Maastricht,

including boat tour

<p>Four-day fall study trip to Berlin</p>

Four-day fall study trip to Berlin

<p>Paris weekend trip</p>

Paris weekend trip

<p>Underground cave art tour</p>

Underground cave art tour