Overview

Universiteit Maastricht

City: Maastricht
Language of instruction: Dutch, English
  • The youngest and most international university in the Netherlands
  • 16,500 students, 4,000 staff, 55,000 alumni
  • The only Dutch university in the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
  • There are a wide range of specialties offered at Universiteit Maastricht that cannot be found in other universities such as Globalization and Diversity, Arts and Culture, and Crucial Differences
  • UM is the European pioneer of Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • The most international university in the Netherlands

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsLand and Food SystemsLaw

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Courses taught primarily in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • UBC Arts and LFS students may study in Maastrict's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • UBC Law students may study in Maastricht's Law Faculty
  • Other faculties at Maastricht are not open to UBC Exchange students.

Term dates

  • Fall Semester: Early September to Early February
  • Spring Semester: Early February to Early July

Timing

  • Students attending UM Fall Semester will not be able to return to UBC for Term 2
  • The above does not apply to Law students - Law students can attend UM Fall Semester and return to UBC for Term 2, however, they can receive a maximum of 12 UBC credits for their Term 1 exchange
  • When applying to Go Global, Law students must select Maastricht-LAW
  • Law students exchange site
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Arts and LFS students must choose courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Law students must choose courses in the Faculty of Law
  • Students must take all courses from the faculty they are assigned to
  • other faculties at Maastricht are not open to exchange students from UBC

Full course load information

  • 30 ECTS credits per semester

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Entering the Field Media Culture
Partner course code: ACU 2716
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-20
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Entering the Field Media Culture: Media Culture II
Partner course code: ACU 2717
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-20
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Main Periods in Literature, Art, Culture II: From Realism to Postmodernism
Partner course code: ACU 2703
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-28
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Modernity and the Arts I
Partner course code: ACU 2013
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-07
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Modernity and the Arts II
Partner course code: ACU 2014
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-07
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Frankenstein's Hope; problems of demarcation and democracy in technological culture
Partner course code: ACU 2003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-14
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Fundamentals of Poetry and Translation
Partner course code: MCW 3002
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-02
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: The Design of Man
Partner course code: ACU 2011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-12
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Skills: Main periods in Literature Arts and Culture: From the Renaissance to Romanticism
Partner course code: ACU 2702
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-15
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Entering the Field: Cultures of Knowledge and Technology I
Partner course code: ACU 2710
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-05
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Entering the Field: Cultures of Knowledge and Technology II
Partner course code: ACU 2711
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-05
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Entering the Field I
Partner course code: ACU 2712
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-19
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Reading Like a Writer
Partner course code: MCW 3000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-02
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Narrative Structure
Partner course code: MCW 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-02
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Crucial Differences in the 21st Century
Partner course code: MCD 3001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-28
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The European State: States, Nations, and Modernisation
Partner course code: ACU 2006
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Entering the Field: Political Culture I
Partner course code: ACU 2714
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: After Babel. Language Policies in Europe
Partner course code: EUS 3004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Lifting the Iron Curtain Central and Eastern Europe in the New Europe
Partner course code: EUS 3007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Qualitative Research Skills IIb: Advanced document analysis
Partner course code: EUS 3508
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Entering the Field: Political Culture II
Partner course code: ACU 2715
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Qualitative Interviewing
Partner course code: EUS 3500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Research Methods: Interviewing
Partner course code: EUS 3500
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: GWST 333
Title: The Making of Crucial Differences
Partner course code: MCD 3000
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-04
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

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