Maastricht University

Area of Study Psychology
Course Language(s) English, Dutch
Average Credit Load 26 ECTS
Semester dates August - January
January - July

About the University

Maastricht University is the sixth best young university worldwide, according to the 2017 edition of the Times Higher education ranking for young universities. Most of our programmes are also on offer in English, and 49% of our students and nearly 40% of our staff come from abroad. Students at UM learn in small tutorial groups, which means you participate actively and acquire essential skills for your future. Tutors typically know you by first name and are always accessible and approachable.


Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht, a university city on the southern tip of the Netherlands, is distinguished by its medieval-era architecture and vibrant cultural scene. In its cobbled old town, is the Gothic-style church Sint Janskerk, and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Servatius houses a significant collection of religious art. On the banks of the Maas River, bisecting the city, lies futuristic-looking Bonnefanten art museum.

Exchange information

Courses available

More information on English taught courses available, visit the Maastricht University website.


The UM Guesthouse offers high-quality student accommodation, with furnished single and double rooms. The communal kitchens are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and electric hobs. There are also living rooms with TVs, bathrooms shared by 12-20 people and a covered bicycle shed. The laundry facilities include washing machines, dryers, ironing boards and irons.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs could be around EUR 900 per month.

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Visa requirements

If you hold a passport from Australia and you are going to study in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, you will require a residence permit (Dutch verblijfsvergunning, abbreviation VVR). You do not need a visa (MVV).

You can only apply for a residence permit via the UM Visa Office. Statutory cost of EUR 192 for the residence permit. The residence permit is valid for the duration of your programme.

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