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Tourist and locals wander around on the historic Market Square with the Town Hall in the center of town 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
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Expand your knowledge of medical practice and policies in the Netherlands. Examine medical case studies at Maastricht University while taking hand-picked courses, spanning from human genetics to medical ethics, in English. With Germany and Belgium just a stone's throw away, you’ll also witness cross-border differences in medical practices facing health care providers, giving you a comparative perspective of modern health issues on two continents. Choose one or two cultural study trips that may include The Hague, Berlin, or Paris. Outside of class, taste the best local foods and mix with new friends in one of Maastricht’s many great venues for music, dancing, and theater.

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