Take charge of your summer

Summer School

Maastricht Summer School (MSS) was founded in 2012 and offers courses in a variety of fields and disciplines. Our courses are geared towards students at undergraduate/bachelor level, graduate/master level and professionals.

Applications for summer 2024 are officially open. Visit our ‘Courses’ page for more information about this year’s course offer!

Maastricht Summer School students

Our Courses

We offer courses in the summer period that are complementary to the traditional educational focus areas of the university. Maastricht Summer School increases the accessibility of knowledge accumulated at Maastricht University to anyone interested and does so at an academic level representative of the university’s drive for excellence. To discover the many options, have a look below.

Maastricht Summer School
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courses in 2024


Social Activities


What our students thought of their summer school experience.

“Definitely the best two weeks of the summer holidays! You learn all kinds of tips and tricks for writing and interviewing from two professional (and very dedicated) journalists who are, above all, very nice teachers that create a safe learning environment. ‘Learning by doing’ is the best way to describe the course. Highly recommended!”

Brenda Narinx

Journalistiek en Effectief Schrijven

“Esther Beckley was a fantastic teacher with a vast knowledge of the course and was always eager to engage in discussion, providing the ideal class environment for learning and fostering critical thinking. All the students in my class bonded immediately, and we made unique memories exploring the city together. The university is awesome, and the staff is very supportive of you and has the best advice so you can have the best experience and live it to its fullest. I left a piece of my heart in Maastricht!”

Alen Melero

Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding

Great experience! I really appreciated the international context with which I had the opportunity to discuss and share important reflections on an important topic such as economic development. It’s a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and discover a new city.

Filippo Sabadin

Development Economics - Challenges and Chances

“Participating in this course was a wonderful experience. The curriculum was meticulously organized, Professor Bram Foubert demonstrated expertise as an instructor, and the hands-on approach fostered a vibrant learning environment. The focus on practical applications and networking opportunities made it a valuable investment in upgrading my skills. I highly recommend the summer school for anyone seeking a comprehensive and engaging exploration of data analytics and R.”

Vriti Sharma

Introduction to Data Analytics in R

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