• Netherlands
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Medicine Psychology

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Price Details
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.

* 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 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

Maastricht, the Netherlands, forms a unique environment for studying psychology and neuroscience. Maastricht University (UM) specialises in cognitive and biological psychology and its unique research infrastructure enables groundbreaking study of the brain and behaviour. It is home to a European Centre of Excellence that combines state-of-the-art technology (three MRI scanners of 9.4, 7 and 3 Tesla) with clinical know-how, access to patients and expert post-acquisition processing of data. During this programme, students can compare the scientific research methods of the Netherlands to those of their home country. They also follow courses and seminars taught by leading experts and gain insight into the latest topics in psychology and research, in a European setting.

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

  • Research opportunities with psychology students from all over the world
  • Combines strong academics with integrated field trips and unique hands-on experiences
  • The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is widely recognised for its strong fundamental and applied research
  • Choose from more than 400 bachelor-level courses taught in English

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Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 85.71%
  • 4 rating 14.29%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.25
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad

The faculty of psychology and neuroscience is one that continuously challenges me to go above and beyond. I feel pushed to apply myself constantly and am so grateful to be a part of this program.

The ces staff is extremely helpful with assisting me in any problems or questions I run into. They make me feel like they care and genuinely want to help.

My study abroad experience has been so much more fulfilling than I expected. The people I am meeting, the things I am learning, and the things I am experiencing make me truly believe that this is a one in a lifetime experience.

19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Decision!

Deciding to go abroad was the best decision I have made in my life. Exploring different countries and cultures has been such an eye-opening experience; it really makes you feel how big the world truly is. The program's schedule has been very accommodating to my thirst for travel, yet the classes are still academically fulfilling. Maastricht itself is a very clean, diverse, and friendly city; it's also close to Belgium and Germany making travel easy. I like that I can also feel safe enough to walk alone at night even if leaving a bar past 2am.

If you're someone whose looking to travel and study around Europe, I would definitely recommend CES Maastricht.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Travel as much as you can! That's the one thing I didn't do enough of!
18 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Maastricht Study Abroad Experience

With times of struggles, this was the first semester reopened for study abroad and the team of leaders/ organizers for Maastricht abroad program out did themselves. They gave us step by step instructions for everything we would need to do throughout the semester to ensure a safe stay. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to study abroad in Maastricht.
I also appreciated the scheduled events and trips included within the abroad program. Having group dinners with new friends, and heading to different countries along the way will be some of my best memories.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Always be early for the trains, they leave right on time.
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

2019 Exchange

The FPN faculty provides a strong overview of any concepts or techniques you may need to use in the professional world while also staying relevant and interesting with lectures like voice analysis or false memory creations. PBL sessions let you explore the theories in your own way and build off the random knowledge the rest of your classmates have.

The CES staff is always here to help for whatever you need with the biggest smile you could ask for, whether it’s a lost passport or you can’t find extra postcards. Genuinely some of the kindest, most helpful people I've ever had the pleasure of working with, especially considering all the stress of traveling abroad.

Getting the chance to continue my education at the programs offered by UM while also getting a full "exchange" experience is more than I could have ever hoped for.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of every travel opportunity you get. But also don't forget to make Maastricht your home as well and explore everything the city has to offer. I’ve gotten the chance to explore over a dozen new countries and cities all while knowing I have a home that I’ve built for myself back in Maastricht.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Review of Fall Semester at Maastricht University

The academic program at Maastricht University caters to individuals’ creative mind as much as it does to their academic mind. Problem Based Learning feels more like a structured conversation that applies learning topics to real life.

In all my years at learning institutions, the staff at CES in my opinion is one of the most diligent and caring group of people I have met. Their dedication to making this program enjoyable and comfortable for students who are being pushed out of their comfort zone is admirable.

I have had arguably the most amazing experience of my life studying abroad in Maastricht. The best friends I have made here, the places I have visited, the new learning style that I’ve adapted to, and other minute aspects of my time here has made so rewarding.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Getting to know the bus system or train system a little earlier!
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Abroad Experience

The psychology and neuroscience program has a multitude of different classes to choose from. All are very interesting, but some are harder than others. Classes here are different than in the states and definitely require work, but you will still have plenty of time to travel and explore. They have PBL (Problem based learning) where you work in small groups to discuss the topic of the week.
The CES staff is extremely friendly and super helpful with any questions and issues. They are my go-to when I need help and they respond in a timely manner.
Studying abroad was the most amazing experience. I was able to see so much of Europe and Maastricht, eat fantastic food, meet amazing people, and grow as a person. I hope to one day visit Maastricht again.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers is to see as much as you can. Maastricht and Europe are so beautiful. There’s so much to see and do.
31 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing Program

This program mainly grades on papers and puts an emphasis on empirical articles. The program is easy to catch onto and adjust to. Staff of the Psychology department are willing to answer questions and help out whenever needed. The CES staff is friendly and open for questions at all times. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and help you adjust to the new environment. This experience has been a whirlwind of emotions and events from friends and family. Going somewhere new almost every weekend has been such a great experience, but coming home to Maastricht is what I look forward to after every trip. If I had to choose between changing this up or keeping it the same, I wouldn't change a single thing about this amazing experience.

What would you improve about this program?
I would make this program more well known. I hadn't really heard about it before coming here.
30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fall Program in Psychology and Neuroscience

I have nearly completed the first half of my time studying in Maastricht. I am enjoying my time here so much, that I have extended my stay for another semester. The classroom setting and learning style is something I could not experience in the US, and it fits my learning style much more than classes back home. Maastricht is a wonderful, cozy city that is easy to feel comfortable in and the schools staff is too notch. They truely make you feel like you matter and they are determined to help give you the best study abroad experience possible. This program excels in connecting students studying psychology with opportunities to learn and experience that they might not have back at their home university. I highly recommend you choose to study in Maastricht!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing! It's fantastic program with an outstanding staff to compliment it. :)
26 people found this review helpful.

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