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University of Maastricht, Center for European Studies, The Netherlands (Summer) (Direct Enroll)

The Program

The city of Maastricht, bordering both Germany and Belgium, grew up around the crossing of the Maas known to the Romans as the Mosae Trajectum. The bridge at Maastricht formed a vital link in the Roman communication route from Gaul to Germany built under Emperor Augustus (27 B.C. -14 A.D.). Ever a symbol of European communication, it was chosen as the site for the signing of the charter of the European Community in 1993. As part of the Universiteit Maastricht, the Center for European Studies (CES) was established in 1989. Its Summer Program in European Studies focuses on the economic, political, and socio-cultural aspects of European integration. It is designed for students at the junior or senior level at UConn. If you go to the “homepage” website mentioned above, click on the Summer Program in European Studies for detailed information.

The Academics

Students can participate in two courses (3 weeks each), 3 credits each, 1 course per block period.
During the first block period of the program, you have the option of one of the two academic trips instead of a course.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.

General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title


Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
COMM 4993 Foreign Study Intercultural Communication 3 6/30/2016
GEOG 1100 Globalization SCI2012 Globalization, Environmental Change and Society 3 6/30/2019

The Experience

The program will start with an introduction to prepare you for your stay in Maastricht and your study program. Housing will be arranged at the International Student Dormitory of Universiteit Maastricht. Students can choose between single and double rooms. Every corridor has a kitchen and bathroom facilities. The kitchens are fully equipped. Bedding and linen will not be provided.
There are many good reasons for studying in Maastricht (population 115,000). Situated at the extreme southern tip of The Netherlands midway between the cities of Brussels and Bonn, a modern Maastricht provides easy access to the major institutions of the European Union (EU). As the oldest city in the country, Maastricht is blessed with a wealth of historic buildings providing an attractive mix of rural charm and cosmopolitan flair. Located at the banks of the river Maas, you can find art galleries, jazz cafes, antique shops, gothic churches and restaurants side by side. Perhaps the best reason for choosing Maastricht is the high academic standard of Universiteit Maastricht. It provides you with an opportunity to study at an international institute of education and innovation.For several years Universiteit Maastricht has been ranked as the # 1 university in the Netherlands. It is the most international university of the Netherlands, with students from all over the world sharing the classroom.


Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3