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Maastrich University Ranking

The Maastrich University ranking in the GPA system is Top 50 / Tier 2.

Established in 1976, Maastrich University is still a relatively recent institution. However, it has enjoyed great funding, Europe-wide support, and unusual name recognition (at least in Europe) due to its name and association with the Maastrich Treaty. In In 2013, nearly 16,000 students studied at Maastricht University, 47% of whom were foreign students, with over 3,200 employees employed. About half of the bachelor’s programs are fully offered in English, while the other half is taught wholly or partly in Dutch. Most of the master’s and doctoral programs are in English 2013, nearly 16,000 students studied at Maastricht University, 47% of whom were foreign students, with over 3,200 employees employed. About half of the bachelor’s programs are fully offered in English, while the other half is taught wholly or partly in Dutch. Most of the master’s and doctoral programs are in English.

Maastrich University is an outstanding European institution, noted for its excellent communication (including web). It is highly international but with career outlooks that remain Euro-centric. Based on these factors, it is ranked among the World’s Top 50 with Tier 2 status.

Maastrich University ranking

Other Agencies providing Maastrich University Ranking information:

  • QS World University Ranking (2015–16) 169
  • THE World University Ranking (2015–16) 88
  • GPA World’s Top 50 Ranking (2016) Included in Top 50 as Tier 2

Additional information: Institutional History

  • Maastricht University was officially established in 1976. Faced with a shortage of medical professionals, the Dutch government decided in the late 1960s that a new public institution of higher education was needed in order to expand the country’s medical training facilities. Political leaders in the province of Limburg, most notably Sjeng Tans, the chairman of the Labour Party and former member of the Limburg provincial council and Maastricht city council, successfully lobbied for the new medical school to be established in Maastricht. This academic institution would be vital to sustain the intellectual life of the city, and indeed the whole province. Moreover, it was argued that the establishment of a university in Maastricht could contribute to the government’s restructuring efforts in this part of the Netherlands, which was experiencing economic challenges following the collapse of the Limburg coal mining industry.

    The newly established school chose not to await official recognition but to start its educational programme in September 1974, adopting an innovative approach to academic education in the form of problem-based learning. About 50 students enrolled in the first academic year. By the end of 1975, the Dutch Parliament eventually passed the statute needed for the institution to acquire national educational funds and to be able to award academic degrees.[7] The new university, named Rijksuniversiteit Limburg (State University of Limburg), was officially established on the 9th of January 1976, when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the university’s founding charter at a ceremony in the Basilica of Saint Servatius. Sjeng Tans became the university’s first president.

    Soon after its establishment, the university gained political support to increase its funding and to expand into other academic fields. The Faculty of Law was created in 1981, followed by the Faculty of Economics in 1984. In 1994, the Faculty of Arts and Culture and one year later the Faculty of Psychology were established. The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences started in 2005, containing a variety of organisational units, such as the Department of Knowledge Engineering and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Together with the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (established in 2007 as a merger between the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine) Maastricht University currently has six faculties.

    The university was renamed Universiteit Maastricht in 1996 and added its English-language name in 2008.

Additional information: Tuition Fees

Statutory tuition fee
Statutory tuition fees Academic year 2015 – 2016 Academic year 2016 – 2017
Full time € 1,951 € 1,984
Part time € 1,369 € 1,399
University College Maastricht (UCM) € 3,225 € 3,280
MA Forensic Psychology € 3,495 € 3,495

Maastrich University web site: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/

THE (Times of Higher Education) ranking: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings