Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd is an ambitious university of applied sciences located in the heart of Europe, focusing on three core activities: education for students, research for companies and institutes, and training courses and study programmes for professionals. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Zuyd offers you the best of both worlds: a small-scale learning environment with all the benefits of a larger institution.
  • All of Zuyd’s academies are relatively small, tight-knit communities, where you find a personal and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Lectures are interactive, with room for personal guidance as well as the freedom to develop into a skilled and creative professional.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

With 14,600 students, 34 bachelor's, 9 master's, 3 associate degree and 1 prebachelor programme, 12 sites in three cities, 29 research centres, an average of 7,000 internships and 2,500 graduation projects per year, and with a history stretching back more than 100 years, Zuyd is strongly anchored in Limburg and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. 

Education

Zuyd offers 34 bachelor's programmes and 9 master's programmes, 3 associate degrees and 1 prebachelor programme. Zuyd Professional offers a wide range of training courses and programmes for professionals. Zuyd has 30 schools and seven service departments. The schools provide education in the form of bachelor's programmes, associate degrees, master's programmes, and courses and training sessions for adults. The research centres are embedded within the schools. The service departments support the primary process within Zuyd, and the administration service supports the Board of Governors.

Research

Zuyd has 29 research centres. Associate professors, lecturers, and students carry out practically-oriented and socially-relevant research. They contribute to innovations and developments in the business sector and connect practice and education. Zuyd has defined three core points for its applied research. These core points contribute to regional development and were devised in close cooperation with the regional or Euregional government bodies, the business world, and educational institutions.

Career

Do you want to work alongside your studies? Then you first have to think about what kind of job you would like to do and how much free time you have to work. If you do not speak Dutch, certain jobs will be impossible for you. Learning some basics can help impress employers and integrate more fully into the community. In your first year of study you are eligible to take part in a Dutch Course offered by the University of Maastricht.

However, even without Dutch there are opportunities for international students. A good starting point is the Maastricht University Vacancy Board, which advertises a lot of student jobs in a variety of different fields of work. 

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Services

Student services

Zuyd International Office is happy to help you throughout the various application processes for admission and visa, and with coming to live in Maastricht. In addition the International Office provides you with information on scholarship opportunities.

Housing services

Are you looking for a room in Maastricht? We advise you to start your search early, because the student housing market in Maastricht gets busier every year. It is much easier to find a room in May- July compared to in August and September. Maastricht Housing is a great starting point for your search for accommodation in and around Maastricht. To apply for a room you need to register. The fee for subscription is € 35. Rent prices start between € 300 and € 400 for a room in a student house or a shared apartment. Additional costs like gas, electricity and water are most of the times not included. 

Library services

All the campuses of Zuyd have libraries featuring modern computer and study facilities. At the libraries you can consult and borrow books, magazines and audiovisual media. The website of the library provides easy access to several databases. Zuyd Library has 6 locations in three cities and pays a lot of attention to assessing, selecting and distributing all kinds of information. 

ICT services

Moodle is Zuyd's e-learning environment. It contains online information and teaching material, categorized by course or study programme. All of our buildings feature computer work stations with fast internet access. You will also have access to a Wi-Fi network, a computer account with a personal e-mail address, storage capacity for your personal files and printing facilities. 

Medical services

Before you travel to the Netherlands, make sure that you are properly insured against risks. A healthcare insurance is one of the conditions you will have to meet to receive your residence permit. There are different options depending on the reason of your stay.

Student Life

Campus life

Maastricht is part of the attractive province of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Bustling and dynamic towns such as Aachen, Liège, Hasselt and Tongeren are close by, humming with cultural activity and great places for shopping or entertainment. If you prefer outdoor activities and nature, it is only a short drive to the hills of the Ardennes and the Eifel. All of our campuses can be easily accessed by public transport.

Sports facilities

If you like to sport, you have several opportunities. You can become a member of UM Sports, that offers more than 50 different sports.  If you want to plan your own time, the gym is the place to be and if you want to play in a team the sport associations are welcoming new members. There are of course also many sports associations, health clubs, yoga and pilates studios in Maastricht that you can join or where you can take classes.  

Student clubs

Joining a student association during your study is fun as well as educational and will help you make you feel at home. There are a number of general student organizations. Some study programmes have their own dedicated associations. Below you find the ones with an international touch:

  • International Student Network Maastricht
  • Enactus
  • Aegee Maastricht
  • Koko Maastricht
  • Amphitryon

Student Reviews

Overview
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I graduated from Hainan medical university successfully. Now I want to study master degree in Canada.

Amazing
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the program. There are two internships which are organised by school and can be abroad.

Why ZUYD University?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

As I am about to start my journey at ZUYD UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES very soon, the main thing that impressed me the most and motivated me to apply for EUROPEAN STUDIES at this institute is the emphasis placed on technical and analytical skills at this university. I believe that this program will train me to become a critical thinker who can understand, analyze and...

Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

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