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.

Prior to coming to MSP, I did not really know what discipline interests me the most in the sciences. In fact, I was quite relieved that I found a programme that uses the benefits of an open curriculum in the Liberal Arts and Science manner, so that the students can shape their own individual education. Now, I am specialising in chemistry and mathematics and I find a huge variety of courses in those fields to fill my interdisciplinary timetable.

Here at MSP, I sometimes feel like being back in my little village in Germany. Everyone knows each other and so finds themself in a very personal and individual atmosphere between staff and students. This is really a bonus of the small and engaging community in the faculty in which you always find help for academic as well as personal concerns.

It is, moreover, due to that tight community, that MSP managed to quickly adapt to the prevalent pandemic precautions, enabling a full-on online and remote education. I am astonished how fast and thoroughly the programme transitioned online, without having to cancel any courses or exams, compensating practical laboratory work with simulations and individually finetuning the assessments.

Furthermore, every tutorial room in our new building at PHS1 is now equipped with cameras and microphones, so that all the students that feel sick or are prohibited to come to the PBL sessions in person are able to join the class remotely in a video conference. With the help of small-scale tutorials, that allow for 1,5 meters distance, and online lectures, no student is forced to delay their studies due to the Covid-19 restrictions and is enabled to participate safely in person or remotely to their liking.

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