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Netherlands: Maastricht University, Center for European Studies

The program at the Center for European Studies at the University of Maastricht is UNC Kenan-Flagler’s oldest study abroad program. The CES program offers dynamic, interactive courses with integrated field trips, cultural weekends and study trips that together create a multi-faceted, transformative study abroad experience.

The city of Maastricht is a lovely medieval city of 120,000 people—a good size if you are not seeking a large urban experience but still want a vibrant atmosphere. The city is known for its picturesque setting, culture, education and festivals. The Carnival celebration every March is famous throughout Europe.

Located very near the Belgian and German borders, Maastricht is an excellent point from which to explore other parts of Europe. English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, but you will not have to travel far if you’d like to practice a foreign language.

As a direct enroll program, Maastricht is an excellent value for out-of-state students who will pay less in tuition and fees to Maastricht than the cost of an out-of-state semester at UNC.

Quick Facts & Links

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Program Options: Direct Enroll
    • Direct Enroll programs charge varying tuition rates that are not based on UNC tuition. Please thoroughly review the “program cost” section below for specific information. For additional information about program types, click here.
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Dates:
    • Fall: August 16 – December 21, 2024
    • Spring: Spring 2025 dates not yet available. The Spring term typically runs from mid-January through early June.
  • Visit the Maastrict University Business and Economics in Europe Program website for more information.
  • Meet program alumni
  • Accessibility Resources

Application Information

  This Program’s Level of Competitiveness =  1

Level of Competitiveness (1 = least, 3 = most)

Chance of acceptance is probable if students meet the minimum requirements. 
2 Most students are typically accepted.
3 This is one of the most competitive programs. We recommend having a back-up option in mind.

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