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14000
Students enrolled in this school.
5
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
5
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

With 14,000 students, 50 bachelor's, master's, and associate degree programmes, 12 sites in three cities, 27 research centres, an average of 7,000 internships and 2,500 graduation projects per year, and with a history stretching back more than 100 years, Zuyd is strongly anchored in Limburg and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

What are the admissions criteria?

Applicants need to apply by May 31st through the studies link.  Students must have a high school education which is equivalent to the Dutch "HAVO".  For most countries (including the US), this is a regular high school diploma.   Any three-year programs require VWO equivalence (IB diploma, 4 AP scores of 3+, A levels, 1 year of college). Country-specific requirements for the levels can be found here. The application deadlines are from February 25th- June 1st, depending on the program.

What is student life like?

Maastricht is part of the attractive province of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Bustling and dynamic towns such as Aachen, Liège, Hasselt, and Tongeren are close by, humming with cultural activity and great places for shopping or entertainment. If you prefer outdoor activities and nature, it is only a short drive to the hills of the Ardennes and the Eifel. If you like sports, you have several opportunities. You can become a member of UM Sports, which offers more than 50 different sports.  If you want to plan your own time, the gym is the place to be and if you want to play in a team the sports associations are welcoming new members. There are of course also many sports associations, health clubs, yoga, and pilates studios in Maastricht that you can join or where you can take classes.  Joining a student association during your study is fun as well as educational and will help you make you feel at home. There are a number of general student organizations. Some study programs have their own dedicated associations. 

Scholarships & Funding

Non-EU students can apply for the 5000 euro merit-based Holland Scholarship as well as the Zuyd Excellence Scholarship which is a 3600 euro tuition waiver.

Housing options.

Are you looking for a room in Maastricht? We advise you to start your search early because the student housing market in Maastricht gets busier every year. It is much easier to find a room in May- July compared to August and September. Maastricht Housing is a great starting point for your search for accommodation in and around Maastricht. To apply for a room you need to register. The fee for a subscription is € 35.  Rent prices start between € 300 and € 400 for a room in a student house or a shared apartment. Additional costs like gas, electricity and water are most of the time not included. If you want to have your own apartment you'll have to pay a lot more. 

Dining information

Additional notes.

Zuyd has some interesting programs and is in a fabulous student city.  Their facilities are less modern/updated than other universities of applied sciences I have visited and their international student resources are not as developed.

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