The fine print

Terms and conditions


Students can apply via the DreamApply website by submitting an application form and supporting documentation. Applications will only be reviewed once they are complete. Acceptance is considered as provisional pending receipt of online payment (credit card or wire transfer). No rights can be derived from this.

By submitting an application form the student certifies that he/she has read, understood and complies with all Maastricht Summer School regulations.

The application deadlines of our courses vary, depending on their start date. Please refer to the DreamApply website to see what the application deadline is of the course(s) you are interested in:


Do you have a physical, psychological and/or sensory disability, a chronic disease or another condition such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism or Crohn’s disease? Then we can help you apply for support to make studying with your disability easier. Please reach out to the Maastricht Summer School office at least two weeks before the start of your course so that we can mediate with the UM’s disability support office for you.

Placement and admission

Maastricht Summer School reserves the right to assess the student’s entry level in order to determine eligibility and admission.

In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

ECTS credits

The number of ECTS credits earned after successfully concluding a one-, two- or three-week course is the equivalent of two, four or six credits respectively according to Maastricht University MSS guidelines. Please consult with your home university or UM faculty if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme and, if necessary, converted to the credit system acknowledged by your home university.

If you have any questions about the ECTS credit calculations, you can reach out to our Education Office directly via

Cancellation by Maastricht Summer School

Maastricht Summer School reserves the right to cancel a course. Students will be informed about the status of the course within one week after the application deadline.

Should a course be cancelled, the tuition fee will be refunded in full.

Cancellation by the student

Maastricht Summer School (MSS) incurs costs for each student we register. MSS therefore applies the following cancellation regulations:

a. If a student withdraws eight weeks or more before the start of the programme, no costs will be charged and a refund will be made in full;

b. If a student withdraws between eight and four weeks before the start/ arrival day of the programme, MSS will charge 50% of the tuition fee;

c. If a student withdraws between four weeks and the start of the programme, MSS will charge 100% of the tuition fee.

Exceptions to the abovementioned cancellation regulations will be reviewed by MSS on a case-by-case basis.

If you wish to withdraw from or cancel your course registration, please contact us via email.

Final provision

Should circumstances arise for which the existing terms and conditions do not provide, Maastricht Summer School aims to resolve the matter amicably. If an amicable settlement cannot be reached, the matter will be brought before the Maastricht Court, in accordance with Dutch Law.