Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

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Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

International students

UM is the most international university in the Netherlands. Half of our students and one third of our academic staff come from abroad, together representing over 100 different nationalities.

Study location

The faculty is located in an imposing building in the city centre, fully equipped with all electronic and other facilities. The faculty’s central location in the city centre, with its numerous pavement cafes, bars and restaurants, and the proximity of several other faculties, makes it an authentic inner-city campus.


In Maastricht you don’t live on a campus or with a landlady

Student rooms
You rent a room together with other students. You cook and eat together and turn your student house into a home. The average rent is between 300 and 400 euro. Most students live in a room in the city centre, but you can also choose to live in a suburb or even a place just across the border in Belgium.

Furnished room
Most rooms can be found on walking or biking distance from the university buildings and public transport is excellent. Maastricht Housing will help you find a suitable room. Many exchange students rent a furnished room in one of the buildings of the UM Guesthouse, which are all located close to the centre. There are 350 rooms available for 1 or 2 students per room and 45 rooms/studios for master’s students. 

Club & Society

Study associations
The law faculty has five study associations. For more information visit the association's website.

→ Ouranos
→ First
→ Gaius
→ Jurist in Bedrijf

Leisure activities

UM SPORTS is the sports department of Maastricht University. It is a place where students, employees and alumni get together to work out for student-friendly prices. With more than 50 indoor- and outdoor sports to choose from, UM SPORTS offers something for everyone. All activities are offered in both English and Dutch, so everyone can join. Furthermore the city offers a wide range of culture, from theatre to film (two cinemas and one film house), from opera to jazz. (Experimental) art, design and architecture in museums and presentation institutes.

Support for parents/disabled people

Students who have a physical, psychological and/or sensory disability a chronic disease or another condition can apply for support at the Disability Officer of the University to make studying with your disability easier.


Maastricht University has a vibrant alumni community: a global network of more than 70,000 graduates. We are keen on staying in touch with our graduates who are living and working all over the world. In order to do so, we host an Alumni Portal and facilitate Alumni Circles in 32 cities in 16 countries.

Without a doubt, our graduates are internationally oriented:

  • they have studied in an international classroom where half of the students came from abroad
  • most of our programmes are offered in English
  • most of our programmes have a distinctly international outlook
  • nearly 40% have studied or done an internship abroad
  • they have been taught by academic staff members, of whom 40% come from abroad and most of whom are involved in international research partnerships

Working closely with other international students has successfully prepared UM graduates for the rapidly changing global labour market. They are in high demand from employers who often praise their intercultural communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Ratio female/male students

Fluctuating yearly

Average age

21-30 years