Rankings & recognition

  • Master in Psychology is 4th in its category in the national Keuzegids Masters 2019 ranking

    The master's programme in Psychology is ranked 4th in the Psychology category of the 2019 Keuzegids Masters.

    The programme attained a total score of 60

    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from 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 master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • Best Psychology master's programme in the Netherlands: Elsevier

    The master’s programme in Psychology is ranked 1st in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction for the Psychology category, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ guide.

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

    Here are some of the highlights from the Psychology programme:

    • 72% of the students would recommend this programme to others
    • 77% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the facilities
    • 71% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors
  • UM is the 13th best Young University in the world

    The Young University Rankings 2020

    Maastricht University ranked 13th place in the 2023 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 2023 THE 'Young Universities Ranking'
     Go to the 2021 QS 'Top 50 under 50'