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Maastricht

The city of Maastricht, which dates back to Roman times, is well known all around the world because of the Treaty on the European Union, which was signed in 1992. After Amsterdam, Maastricht is the second most popular tourist destination for city trips in The Netherlands. Visitors from all over the world come to the historic city centre of Maastricht and the surrounding area. Maastricht is also a perfect starting point for a trip around Europe. The international railway station, the major A2 motorway and the regional Maastricht-Aachen Airport provide easy connections with other European cities. The airports of Liege, Brussels, Charleroi, Düsseldorf, Eindhoven and Cologne-Bonn are also close at hand.

European Studies and Maastricht are a perfect match. Maastricht is a European city and internationally oriented because of its excellent location in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, at the crossroads of countries, cultures and languages. Germany, Flanders and Wallonia are next door and Maastricht is the ideal starting point for (short) trips to Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Cologne or Strasbourg.

Studying in the Netherlands
There are two streams of higher education in The Netherlands: the research universities (three-year Bachelor studies), and universities of applied sciences ("hogescholen", four-year Bachelor studies), which are more practically oriented. Both type of universities are financed and fully recognized by the Dutch government. The quality of the study programmes is continuously monitored through external assessment and accreditation processes and inspection of the course contents.

The short film on this page presents a day in the life of a student of a Dutch university of applied sciences. It illustrates the twofold mission of the Dutch universities of applied sciences: to offer highly rated education and applied research with a strong orientation to professional practice.

Please consult the following websites for further information on studying and living in The Netherlands:

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
NUFFIC, (The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education)
Study in The Netherlands
The Netherlands' Board of Tourism

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