Isabella Barale (Italy), Maastricht Science Programme
MSP best represents the extraordinary internationality of the Maastricht University student body.

One of my favorite things about MSP is the international environment. It is always so fascinating to me, the multitude of nationalities of the students that attend the programme. When I get introduced to my tutorial classmates in every new course, it is almost hard to hear the same nationality twice. MSP best represents the extraordinary internationality of the Maastricht University student body.

The international atmosphere, associated with the small size of the programme, helps to build a community sense between students. Students have the power to contribute to this community by joining extracurricular projects, like clubs and committees. 

The staff is also international. Many teachers and tutors come from different countries and are currently in Maastricht to conduct research. It is very easy to approach them and ask about their current field of work.​ During project periods, you will be able to be part of such research. But MSP also offers many more ways to do research and put to practice all the knowledge you gain during class. You can have the opportunity to join the Honours programme, the iGem team, or other projects. Sometimes students are also able to conduct interships alongside their educators.

Other testimonials

  • Emma Small
    Emma Small (the Netherlands), Maastricht Science Programme
    As someone who learns by speaking and listening rather than from books, PBL matches my learning style and helps me pick up knowledge quicker.
  • Alora Brown
    Alora Brown (Belgium), Maastricht Science Programme
    I chose to study at Maastricht University based on the university’s international reputation as one of the leading young universities.
  • Lianne van den Broek (The Netherlands), Maastricht Science Programme
    Working in the Brightlands labs gives a good indication of how scientific research is conducted and provides skills required for properly working in the lab after MSP.
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    Verena Broich, Maastricht Science Programme
    It's really exciting that MSP is a new programme, because you feel like you can still have an impact
  • Philipp Gansen
    Philipp Gansen (Germany), Maastricht Science Programme
    I was quite relieved that I found a programme that uses the benefits of an open curriculum in the Liberal Arts and Science manner.
  • Jasmijn Hofman (The Netherlands), Maastricht Science Programme
    I am really enjoying getting to experiment with subject choice and gain useful insight into so many fields in a way I think will help my future career through the interdisciplinary nature of science.
  • Veronique Hehl (Germany), Maastricht Science Programme
    I was quite unsure of the direction I wanted to go into when starting MSP, but the RBL system helped me a lot!