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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: Maastricht University, Netherlands
Maastricht, Netherlands (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Maastricht University

Originally founded in 1976, Maastricht University is the youngest of the 13 universities located in the Netherlands with a student body of almost 16,000.  The School of Business and Economics (SBE) was established in 1984 and is currently the largest college in the university. SBE has received Triple Crown accreditation which has only been received by 1% of business schools worldwide. The school offers programs including international business, economics and business economics, fiscal economics, econometrics, as well as master’s programs, executive programs and MBA’s.
 
Location

Located in southern most part of the Netherlands, the city of Maastricht is on both sides of Meuse River. The city is actually nestled at the point where the Belgium, German and Dutch boarders meet to create an interesting cultural mix. Maastricht is a lively and energetic place with the allure and appeal of a European city dotted with Spanish and Roman ruins. Maastricht is also known as the birthplace of the European Union and the Euro by way of the Maastricht Treaty.
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Dutch
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January; arrival late August)
  • Spring Semester (February to June; arrival late January)
  • Academic year (September to June)

Courses

One of the benefits of participating on the exchange program to Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is that students are open to any course that the university offers. Additionally, all courses are taught in English. Checkout the course database to see what courses are being offered each semester and to see info about registration and deadline.
 
Housing

Most exchange students find accommodations through Maastricht Housing. Most of the buildings are located in the vicinity of the university and are easily accessible by bike or on foot. Unfortunately, Maastricht cannot guarantee that all students who apply for a room via Maastricht Housing actually get a room. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Exchange students are not obligated to get a room from Maastricht Housing, even though it is the easiest option. Students can also find a room on their own in the private market. Through Housing Anywhere, local Dutch students that are going on their own exchange programs are subletting their apartments for the semester for incoming exchange students.

 
Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
 Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
 
Helpful Links

Maastricht University Homepage
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
Maastricht University School of Business and Economics Exchange Program
Maastricht University Course Database and Selection Info
Maastricht University Student Handbook
Maastricht University Academic Calendar
Maastricht University Social and Daily Life
Maastricht University Videos
Maastricht University Maastricht Housing
Maastricht University “Housing Anywhere”
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
The Netherlands Travel Guide
Maastricht, Netherlands Travel Guide
Currency Converter


Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
 
"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain
 

Contacts 

For detailed information about the exchange program at Maastricht University, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.

 
 


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.