Location
  • Netherlands
Term
Fall, Spring

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Bachelors
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
SPRING 2023
The tuition fee is € 8,250
Housing costs range from € 2,837 to € 4,354. For detailed and up-to-date tuition, housing and residence permit fees, please check our website.

INCLUDED IN PRICE
* Registration at Maastricht University
* All courses
* CES course materials
* Extensive introduction including Berlin Study Trip
* CES weekend and field trips
* CES services (such as an airport pick-up, a Dutch SIM card and 24/7 emergency assistance)
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals SIM cards Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

* Berlin Study Trip
* Dutch Day Trip
* Paris Cultural Weekend Trip
* On-site support throughout the programme
* Library and IT services
* Disability Management
* 24/7 emergency assistance

What's Not Included
Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 14, 2021
Apr 21, 2022
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About Program

The European Union (EU) is a major global trading power. With the introduction of the Euro and EU enlargement, key steps towards integration were taken to increase European prosperity and competitiveness. However, with the fragile economic recovery in the Euro-zone and the repercussions of Brexit, what is the future of the European economic experiment?

Maastricht gained international fame as the birthplace of the Euro, and is located between the major economic centres of Brussels, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, making it the ideal place for educating and training the global business leaders and economists of tomorrow.

Your adventure begins with a study trip to Berlin. Besides that, there are two cultural day/weekends trips included too that will take you to several cities in the Netherlands and to Paris.

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Program Highlights

  • Apply your business and economics knowledge beyond the classroom
  • Combines strong academics with integrated field trips and unique hands-on experiences
  • Choose from more than 400 bachelor-level courses taught in English

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Program Reviews

4.95 Rating
based on 19 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.74%
  • 4 rating 5.26%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.6
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Maya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience!

Centered in Europe, Maastricht University has ample opportunity for travel and international learning experiences. The smaller city setting helps build a strong community, great educational support, and lifelong friends.

The CES staff is a wonderful group of people genuinely interested in the well being and quality education of its students. They they will always do their best to be there for you.

I have learned an incredible amount about different cultures, histories, and practical life skills from my travels. The education style has also challenged and helped me be invested in my studies while making new lifelong connections.

Pros
  • Travel
  • Community
  • Education
14 people found this review helpful.
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Maya
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad Experience

Centered in Europe, Maastricht University has ample opportunity for travel and international learning experiences. The smaller city setting helps build a strong community, great educational support, and lifelong friends.

The CES staff is a wonderful group of people genuinely interested in the well being and quality education of its students. They they will always do their best to be there for you.

I have learned an incredible amount about different cultures, histories, and practical life skills from my travels. The education style has also challenged and helped me be invested in my studies while making new lifelong connections.

Pros
  • Travel
  • Community
  • Education
14 people found this review helpful.
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Megan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best 6 Months of My Life!

Even with Covid restrictions my study abroad experience was beyond my hopes and expectations for this kind of experience! I truly believe that I have left my study abroad exchange a changed person, Maastricht is an amazing city to live and learn in. The Netherlands in general is so diverse with different cultures and you meet so many students through Maastricht University who open your eyes to different views and ways of thinking. Classes are so interesting because everyone is from a different background or culture, and the classes themselves are very interactive and discussion-based at SBE, so hearing everyone's thoughts is very intriguing. I think CES throws an amazing study abroad experience that is great for learning about the Netherlands with day trips to different cities; like a trip to Zaandam to visit the Zaanse Schans area where you see how the Dutch lived hundreds of years ago, a trip to Eindhoven to check out the city's attractions, touring the caves by Maastricht. You also get to travel to cities like Paris for the weekend, and although our trip was canceled because of Covid the program also takes students to Berlin before classes in the fall. I just can't say enough about how much I loved this program and experience; everyone from the advisors for the program, the classes, the friendships I made, the cities I traveled to across Europe, and the memories I made I will cherish for a lifetime. You won't regret coming to Maastricht! You can check out my tiktok video to see what my experience looked like, https://www.tiktok.com/@mkyhl/video/7053158105475075375?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7026481985536443909.

What was your funniest moment?
Being from the US I don't ride my bike very often, basically, from the age of 14, I hadn't ridden a bike consistently until I came to the Netherlands. The first few days of going to classes or going into the city was a bit of a learning process. I fell off my bike a few times, the embarrassment unfortunately never leaves, but you get right back on a pedaling away. The funniest experience I had was on the very last day of classes in December and I had just gotten lunch with a friend to celebrate when on our way back to the Guesthouse my tire completely popped off. I had a flat tire and had no knowledge as how to change it. Luckily I had a friend who was a Dutchie and helped me out!
17 people found this review helpful.
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Elizabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing

There are very few times in your life when you can truly say, "Yeah, I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life."
Studying in Maastricht was one of these times. Not only did I get to travel the world from an excellent location in Europe, but I made so many friends and key memories. I grew as a person, and learned so much about myself and the world as a whole! I became more independent, confident, and relaxed in anxiety-inducing situations. An overall fantastic experience.
The only thing I didn't love were the living quarters -- the guesthouse was kind of gross, but that mostly had to do with the people I was living with.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The trains! They leave ON TIME, to the second, and will not wait for you. I'm not usually late, but the stress accompanying train travel is so real. I missed a train trying to get from the Netherlands to Belgium, so the group I was traveling with waited for the next train (which was coming in an hour) by exploring the town we were stuck in! Everything will work out, you just have to take a breath and enjoy the craziness.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Ben
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience with SBE & CES

I would have stayed LONGER. I only stayed one semester but would have wanted to stay for at least two. There is so much to do both in and around Maastricht that it feels like you can only scratch the surface in a few months.

The CES staff are amazing and supportive. If you have any questions or issues with classes, they will talk through the best ways to move forward. If you have issues beyond academics, they are also there for you.

Overall, for academics and travelers, this is an amazing option. If I could go back in time to when I was choosing a place to study abroad (knowing all I know now), I would confidently choose Maastricht.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay LONGER. The city of Maastricht is so pleasant and uplifting. I truly wish I could have spent an extra semester there.
38 people found this review helpful.
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Nathan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Quintessential Gateway to Europe

Maastricht is a beautiful combination of vibrant urban life with laid-back scenery. It has abundant safe, clean parks and public green spaces and also busy shopping centers and historical monuments. Perhaps best of all, it's essentially located right in the center of Western Europe, which makes it straightforward to visit the entire continent while you're here.

The courses I've taken have required a uniquely high dose of self-discipline and comfortability with unclear expectations. They are radically different from what I'm used to, and I'm not convinced that they're super effective for traditional learning, but I've learned a lot nevertheless in other areas tangential to what's on the exam.

The CES staff are fabulous. They're a diverse group of motivated and engaging people dedicated to making our lives as exchange students fulfilling and uncomplicated.

Throwing myself at a brand new country, new continent, has been challenging in all the right ways. I've made worldwide friends, learned new skills, absorbed cultural experiences, and genuinely improved my life.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure you fully understand the difference between the two airports in Brussels. I've heard way to many travel horror stories...
35 people found this review helpful.
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L.Y.
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad while Studying Abroad

As I am currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in U.S, going abroad to Netherland is doing a study abroad while studying abroad.
I have never been to Europe before, and this first time European culture immersion experience had been very fun!
The PBL session is quiet a unique style that of learning encourages students to step out their comfort zone and stimulates their full potential. The students here are very engaging, and the class discussion has always been active.
The Center for European Staff members are very warm and welcoming, it's like a pair of warm hands you get in Netherland to guide you through the hardest stage within study abroad.
Looking back to three months ago, I am impressed by how much I learned about Europe.
To conclude, I am very glad that I chose to study abroad in Maastricht University, Netherland. This experience has again transformed and enriched my view of the world.

29 people found this review helpful.
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Andrew
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Maastricht University

I have opened my mind by listening to worldly people and hearing their perspective.
CES is like your cool parent. They will make sure you are in the best class and are well looked after. They demonstrate the really care about their students. I really learned to overlook the small things in life and appreciate my privileges. Sometimes there is no air conditioning or I have to bike to class in the rain, but I had the time of my life. Maastricht feels like home. Nothing compares to stepping off train at night in Maastricht station. The city is so international, people from foreign countries don't feel like outsiders; Everyone is welcome in Maastricht. Study abroad is a time for learning others experiences and maturing as a person. I was able to meet people from all over the world. It is a time I will never forget

What would you improve about this program?
More integration with European students would be greatly appreciated
37 people found this review helpful.

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