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Maastricht University

Program Location Maastricht, Netherlands
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20241
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2021 02/01/21 to 06/04/21

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Maastricht University

University: This program is an exchange with the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.  The SBE is ranked first among business schools in the Netherlands and is an AACSB accredited institution.

Location: Maastricht is nestled between the borders of Belgium and Germany in what is known as the Euroregion, home to five major universities, 100,000 students, three languages, an immense pool of expertise in a wide variety of areas, and the cross-border cooperation necessary for the exchange of knowledge.

Calendar: Click here for Maastricht's academic calendar.  

CoursesClick here to view the course descriptions.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Maastricht University

This program is open to Purdue management and economics majors who have completed at least three semesters of study by the start of the program.  Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Krannert School of Management]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

All courses are taught in English by SBE faculty members using the problem-based learning method (PBL).  PBL is based on the principle that you work on an actual practical problem. With a tutorial group of twelve to fourteen students, you learn to list and analyze complicated problems in your field of study. Together you will discuss all aspects of the problem and agree on how you want to approach the matter. These problems are described in a so-called ‘block book’ where you will also find theories to study between meetings.

After your tutorial group meeting, you go home, to the library, or to the Learning and Resource Centre for Economics and Business Administration to research the solution to the formulated problem. Of course you can also consult a teacher. At your next meeting, you inform each other what you have found before dealing with a new task and formulating new problems you have to work out at home. Research has proven that this is a better way to learn than to purely study for exams and reproduce materials the teacher has selected for you.  One general lecture per week per topic is typically included along with these tutorials.


Most exchange students are housed with European and other American students at the UM Guesthouse. This organisation is affiliated with Maastricht University and offers 350 rooms for one or two students. All are easily accessible by bicycle or on foot. Unfortunately, SBE cannot guarantee that all students who apply for a room in the UM Guesthouse actually get a room there. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.  More information about the UM Guesthouse and other housing options can be found on the program website.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Books and Supplies$500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,000.00 -$4,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Maastricht University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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