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SBE Exchange Guide 2017-2018

Maastricht University | School of Business and Economics


Dear student
Welcome to the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. We have developed a very strong international dimension in the past decade. Currently, we host around 700 exchange students annually. The share of international students in our regular teaching programmes is over 60%, spread over 60 different nationalities and we look forward to adding you to our international classroom.

The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) has been awarded three prestigious accreditations, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, resulting in the so-called Triple Crown accreditation. Only 1% of the business schools worldwide are Triple Crown accredited, meaning that the School is amongst a very select group of institutions, many of which are SBE partner universities, such as HEC Montreal, Copenhagen Business School, the University of Waikato, EDHEC Lille/Nice, etc. We hope that this will convince you that we are well prepared for an increasing number of international students.

In addition, in 2010 the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands & Flanders (NVAO) awarded the ‘Distinctive (Quality) Feature for Internationalisation’ to the School of Business and Economics for its BSc and MSc in International Business. The city of Maastricht is an important factor in making your stay pleasant and agreeable, as well as challenging and filled with the acquisition of knowledge. Maastricht has played a crucial role in the further integration of the European Union. Not only that, it is also an attractive location for many public and private organisations.

Having a successful and enjoyable time at a university in a foreign country requires knowledge of academic and practical day-to-day issues, ranging from information regarding examinations to information on local transportation. This document will be your guide for studying and living in Maastricht.

Studying abroad is not just about getting a different type of education. Equally important is meeting fellow students from other countries and experiencing what it is like to live in a foreign country. I sincerely hope and expect that your time here in Maastricht will be a successful and pleasant experience, both on a professional and personal level.

Professor Dr Philip Vergauwen
Dean School of Business and Economics


On behalf of the International Relations Office (IRO) we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. This guide is here to help you make a smooth transition to SBE, the city of Maastricht and to The Netherlands in general. You will find out how to register for courses, who to contact in case of an emergency, which different types of sports our university offers and so much more.

We hope that this guide will be of good use to you. If you still have questions or need more detailed information, just stop by the International Relations Office Desk (Monday through Friday from 10.00 hrs and 11.30 hrs) in the main SBE hall or send us an email. Enjoy your stay in Maastricht!

The Incoming Students Team International Relations Office