Global Studies

Rankings & recognition

  • The bachelor's programme Global Studies has been awarded the "Top rated programme" label in the Keuzegids 2024

    The bachelor's programme Global Studies is ranked on the 1st place in the interdisciplinary bachelor's category of the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2024. Our students have rated the programme with an overall score of 75.

    Here is how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average National average Below national average
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    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 13th best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University takes 13th place in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) 'Young Universities' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM scores impressively high on the diverse level of its student body and its international outlook.

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

     Go to the 2023 THE 'Young Universities Ranking'  
     Go to the 2021 QS 'Top 50 under 50'