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Academic and Examination regulations
The academic and examination regulations (called 'Onderwijs- en Examenregeling' or 'OER' in Dutch) provide all information you will need about the content of the courses, the academic support provided and about the way in which examinations are organised. They also contain information about the admission requirements. Download the pdf-file of the current OER here.

Admission for foreign students
Students who want to be enrolled in the European Studies programme should be flexible and prepared to accept the challenge of studying (abroad) with people of many different cultural backgrounds. In order to successfully complete the study programme, you should be mature enough to live in a foreign country.

In co-operation with NUFFIC, The Netherlands' Organization for International Co-operation in Higher Education, European Studies will assess the value of foreign diplomas.

Generally speaking a secondary school diploma (e.g. vwo, havo, Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or International Baccalaureate diploma) will give access to our study programme. Candidates will have to prove that they have a good command of the English language. EU/EEA students with a foreign diploma can be admitted when they passed English as an examination subject. Non-EU/EEA students are required to take an IELTS or TOEFL test (IELTS score needs to be at least 6, a computer-based TOEFL score at least 213). Next to that, you will have to prove that you have advanced knowledge of the first language you choose (German/French/Spanish, at least at B1 level. If your second language is German or French, it should be at least at A2 level (CEFR). For Spanish or Dutch as a second language there are no prerequisites.

Do not forget to check the immigration regulations imposed by the Dutch authorities at Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa (MVV) for The Netherlands. This can be a time-consuming and expensive process. You are urgently advised to start your application process well in advance to avoid disappointment. Currently a visa and residence permit for non-EU citizens costs around the 433 euros.

In principle, applications for enrolment should be in our possession before 1 July (non-EU/EEA students before 1 June).

Admission for Dutch students
In order to be admitted to the first year of the European Studies programme, students who attended secondary education in The Netherlands, must have obtained one of the following diplomas:

• HAVO (vernieuwde tweede fase)
Profiel C&M: no additional requirements
Profiel E&M: plus a second modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish)
Profiel N&T: plus a second modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish)
Profiel N&G: plus a second modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish)

Prospective students of European Studies Maastricht apply via the Studielink website. Please check the outline below.

• Register: Click on the option "request username and password". As soon as you receive an email with your password you can log in.
• Continue: Enter your personal details and indicate the study programme you wish to enrol in. The enrolment is now ready for sending.
• Study grant: Studielink has a link to the DUO-groep with which you can arrange your study grant and OV-jaarkaart. Be sure to apply in time, otherwise you will not receive any money and will not be able to get your student Public transport ID-card. .
• Change of address: You can also use Studielink to notify institutions and the DUO-groep of a change of address.
• Staying informed: Studielink will keep you informed on the progress of your enrolment via email. So be sure to check your mailbox regularly.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us.

Tuition fees
Tuition fees for Dutch and other EU citizens amount to €2006 (academic year 2017-2018). Non-EU citizens will be charged a higher amount. For further details, please contact us or look at this page on our corporate website

Exchange students from our international partner schools do not have to pay extra tuition fees in Maastricht (Socrates/Erasmus and Magellan Exchange).

The monthly cost of living in Maastricht will amount to about €800 (including the cost of renting a room, food and drinks, entertainment, transport, personal care, health insurance and books and readers but excluding tuition fees). Students should realize that the study exchange in Year 3 and the work placement abroad in Year 4 will cause some extra expenditure.

Every year, non-EU/EEA students are required to provide written evidence of their ability to live and study in The Netherlands to the local authorities. This means that they should have at least € 10,000 at their disposal on a Dutch bank account.

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