European Studies

Rankings & recognition

  • European Studies is the #1 European Studies bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids 2024

    The bachelor's programme European Studies is ranked on the 1st place in the European Studies category of the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2024.
    Our students have rated the programme with an overall score of 68.

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average

    National average

    Below national average
    Study environment Programme  
    Academic training/Career preparation Instructors  

    The Keuzegids offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

       Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the 10th best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University ranked 10th place in the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud that its efforts, including in the fields of education and research, have been rewarded in this ranking.

    In the 2021 QS 'Top 50 Under 50' (best universities in the world under 50 years old), UM rose from 23rd to 19th place. 

    These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the 2024 THE 'Young Universities Ranking'
     Go to the 2021 QS 'Top 50 under 50'