Maastricht University is one of the best young universities in the world and the most international university in the Netherlands. It is the youngest out of the 13 public universities in the country and has the highest ratio of international students since half of their students and one third of their staff member come from outside the Netherlands.
"This research university is located at the heart of Europe, Maastricht. It is only a few hours away from Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, and London and the population consist of people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, which makes it an international city. This student-oriented university is well known for its education innovation, strong international orientation and their multidisciplinary approach to research and education, which supports their student-oriented education system. The education innovation they have implemented is the use of Problem-Based Learning, a system where students are being challenged to not only learn their subject matter, but also to develop their talents and interest and various skills such as resilience, assertiveness and problem-solving. Students work together with their classmates in a small tutorial group, have a discussion to find practical solutions to the open-ended, real world problems. In terms of international orientation, they encourage the students to study with an international perspective, supported by the university’s international partnerships and student exchange programs. Studying abroad is often found as a core requirement for graduation. Moreover, many of the programmes integrate foreign-language studies. The programs offered are bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes in wide-range of fields such as Arts & Culture, Behavioural and Political Sciences, Business and Economics, Health and Life Sciences, Law, and Knowledge Engineering. The majority of programs are taught in English. "