Maastricht University (UM) Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Cost, Scholarships & Placements

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    Maastricht University (UM) is a public research university located in MInderbroedersberg, Netherlands. Established in 1976, UM has 6 faculties offering 79 programs at UG and PG-level to 20,000 students. Of the total population, around 53% students belong to over 80 non-EU countries.

    The cost of pursuing studies at Maastricht University is somewhere around 11 to 13 lakhs for Indian students. Though the university doesn’t offer any scholarships to international students, there are programs like Holland scholarship that eases their financial burden. In terms of placements, UM has an employment rate of 93% (2019) with its graduates receiving an average starting salary of 30,000 EUR (26 lakhs).

    Check: Maastricht University Admissions

    Maastricht University Rankings

    • UM 2021 world ranking is #234 as per QS and #121 as per THE.
    • UM has received #36 place in the 2021 issue of annual publication of the Best universities in Europe ranking.
    • According to US News & World Report Rankings, the UM hold #189 position in the world, #78 in Europe, and #10 in the Netherlands.
    • #6 Young University in World by Times Higher Education Ranking 2020.


    Type of University Public Research University
    Establishment Year 1976
    Campus Setting Urban
    No. of Students 20,000
    No. of Staff 4,400
    No. of Alumni 70,000
    Intake Seasons Fall and Spring
    Annual Endowment (in EUR) 474 Million
    Official website of UM

    Maastricht University Campus Accommodation

    Maastricht University has two separate locations in Maastricht, which comprises of six faculties:

    • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
    • Faculty of Science and Engineering
    • School of Business and Economies

    For the entertainment and exposure of students, Maastricht city offers various options such as 10 theatre companies, 10 art institutions and museums, and 300+ cafes and restaurants.


    UM has a housing agency named Maastricht Housing which offers 10,000+ housing facilities for students. The guest offers housing to bachelor's, masters, and exchange students.

    In addition to UM Housing facilities, the university has 900 fully furnished rooms in 10 different locations. The room includes kitchen, toilet, showers in common, 24/7 on-campus surveillance, etc.

    Maastricht University Programs

    UM offers around 19 bachelors and 60 masters programs. Some of the top ranking Maastricht University subjects as per QS Rankings 2021 are:

    • #41 for Education & Training
    • #58 for Psychology
    • #64 for Law & Legal Studies
    • #67 for Medicine
    • #101-150 for Economics & Econometrics

    As per THE, the top ranking subjects of Maastricht University are:

    • #62 for Business & Economics
    • #70 for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health Sciences
    • Arts & Humanities programs rank in Top 200
    • Computer Science courses rank in Top 300

    Maastricht University Admissions

    Prospective international students are required to apply online using studielink and then upload required documents at MyUM Portal. The entire application process costs 100 EUR.

    Admissions Deadlines

    Last date Details/ Program
    15th January 2021 Numerus Fixus Program
    1st April 2021 Research University Program
    May/ August 2021 Applied sciences university program
    June 2021 Confirmation statement deadline

    Note: Admission for Numerus Fixes Program and Research University Program has been closed for 2021.

    Required Documents

    While the students may have to send their Statement of Purpose (SOP) directly to the university, the supplementary documents mentioned below must be submitted to the portal:

    • Copy Academic Transcripts & Certificates
    • IELTS or TOEFL Test Score
    • Medical Fitness Report
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Valid Passport and Netherlands Student Visa
    • Resume
    • Portfolio (if required)
    • Health Insurance

    Language Requirements

    As more than 200 university programs are taught in the English language, you have to qualify for the following test :

    English Test Minimum Score
    IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL iBT 90
    TOEFL PBT 550
    CAE Grade C

    These tests are for those students who are interested in the Dutch language:

    • NT2
    • CNaVT

    Maastricht University Cost of Attendance

    Tuition Fees

    Course Institutional Fee (in EUR)
    Undergraduate Courses 10,900
    Masters in Business Analytics 8,000
    Masters in Digital Business and Economics 13,800
    Masters in Marketing-Finance 13,800
    Executive MBA 28,500

    Cost of Living

    Category Cost (EUR/Month)
    Single Apartment Renting 500 - 1,000
    Sharing Apartment With Others 400 - 700
    Student House 350 - 600
    Food and Groceries 150-170
    Transportation 70
    Miscellaneous 70-100

    Maastricht University Scholarships

    The maximum amount of Maastricht University scholarship per student varies according to the type of course.

    • Merit-based
    • Needed based
    • college-specific
    • scholarship provided by external agencies

    24 full scholarship Maastricht university Netherlands is provided by Holland for Masters i.e PG course. In addition to that, Holland High Potential Scholarship Programme offers a scholarship annual amount of €29.000 which includes tuition fee and a monthly stipend.
    Holland Scholarship

    Maastricht University Alumni

    The community consists of more than 70,000 graduates. To connect with the UM alumni community, students need to register on the alumni portal.

    Notable Alumni:

    • Asker Jeukendrup
    • Jeroen Lenaers
    • Sabine Uitslag
    • Roland Van Vliet

    Maastricht University Placements

    UM provides a portal for various companies and organizations that are interested in hiring students. The employment rate of UM is 93% with an average salary of 46,351 EUR per year.

    Some of the highest paying degrees at Maastricht University are:

    Degree Average Salary (in EUR)
    Master of Arts 144,000
    Executive Masters 80,000
    Masters in Finance 67,000
    Masters in Management 65,000
    Bachelor of Science 51,000

    UM is counted amongst the best young universities in the world. It offers students, staff, and researchers a dynamic academic environment.UM develops skilled and employable graduates who are ready for the national and international market by networks and partnerships, international joint programs, and exchanges.

    INR 11.4 L/Yr
    Exam Scores: GMAT650

    Master Econometrics and Operations Research

    1 year
    On Campus
    Full Time
    INR 11.4 L/Yr
    Exam Scores: GMAT500

    Bachelor Global Studies

    3 years
    On Campus
    Full Time
    INR 9 L/Yr

    Master Economics

    1 year
    On Campus
    Full Time
    INR 11.4 L/Yr
    Exam Scores: GMAT650
    Degrees Available: M.Sc
    INR 9.1 L/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.0|TOEFL80


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    Attendance Cost


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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    ₹907,787 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    ₹1,139,046 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses


    School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

    Address: Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM Maastricht
    Minderbroedersberg 4-6, 6211 LK Maastricht

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