Student housing in Maastricht
This small city in southern Netherlands boasts exceptional restaurants and eateries, plenty of art and attractions, and a warm and welcoming vibe. It is also one of the safest cities in the country, and very walkable as well: you can see the entire city centre on foot.
Make this ideal place to live, work and study your home by booking your student accommodation with Student.com.
Our student housing in Maastricht offers apartments for students in good locations. There are multiple types of student rooms to choose from that come equipped with all the modern amenities for a convenient student life.
Give us a call or send a quick message on our website’s Live Chat to learn more about the off-campus university housing we offer in Maastricht. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!
Maastricht at a glance
Part of the attractive province of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands, Maastricht is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the country.
Maastricht is a peaceful and mostly quiet city that can be explored in your own way and at your own pace. Lose your way in its charming streets with a gentle stroll and appreciate all the beauty of its basilicas and cobbled walls.
Though calm and quite small with only 120,000 inhabitants in the city itself, but about 3.5 million in the metropolitan area, Maastricht has a cosmopolitan feel and a lively student culture, with students making up about 20% of the population.
While it’s a relatively small city, Maastricht still has plenty to offer. From boat trips on the Meuse, a wide variety of shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants, to cultural life and culinary interests, the city has enough to keep its residents and students entertained.
For a small city, there is plenty to do and see in this former Roman settlement.
Get an immediate sense of the city’s rich history with a stroll through its cobbled streets, observing the beautiful city walls, old buildings, and the St. Servatius Bridge.
Whenever you are in search of a little more than what Maastricht has to offer, bustling and dynamic towns like Hasselt, Aachen, Liège, and Tongeren are close by and humming with entertainment, cultural activity, and great shopping.
If you prefer to unwind in nature, the hills of the Ardennes and the Eifel are only a short drive away. There you can explore beautiful outdoors, castles, and historic little districts.
Student life in Maastricht
Life as a student in the Netherlands is way more than just studying, with most of the student life happening off campus. Maastricht is great international students, as there are many English-taught programmes, creating an exciting and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Maastricht has some of the prettiest city squares in the country. Stroll across them, take in the street concerts, have lunch at a bar or a restaurant terrace, or explore goods on sale at weekly market stalls, whether it’s the Markt, Vrijthof, or Onze Lieve Vrouweplein.
Renowned for its beauty and charm, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein is stacked with many bar and restaurant terraces like Van de Kaart, De Comedie, De Lanteern, and Le Virage.
Even more popular is Vrijthof, arguably the most famous square in the Netherlands. It has some of the most incredible views of Maastricht and is particularly known for André Rieu’s romantic summer concerts, the Preuvenemint (end of August), and the spellbinding Magical Maastricht (December).
Along with some of the finest bar and restaurants, the square is home to the oldest café in the Netherlands (In Den Ouden Vogelstruys), as well as the Museum of photography (The Fotomuseum) and Theater aan het Vrijthof.
Food and drink
A great destination for cultural gourmands, you can enjoy culinary highlights with Michelin-starred restaurants, pleasant lunchrooms, vineyard farms, and an extensive range of the flavourful dishes and quality regional products.
Try a Limburg-style pie (Limburgse vlaai) or visit the unique vineyards around Maastricht that produce the best Dutch wines.
The city is loaded with many local culinary traditions like zuurvlees, a delicious meat stew, served with chips and apple sauce. Lavish sharing platters, local craft beers, and wines combine effortlessly with regional merriment.
Sit for hours watching people and boats go while enjoying a luxurious lunch at CINQ, one of the coolest spots on the river Meuse in the bustling district of Wyck.
Shopping in Maastricht
It’s not by chance that Maastricht locals are known for their great sense of style. With fancy shops and chic boutiques in areas such as the Stokstraatkwartier district, trendy collections in the Wyck district, and all-day shopping at the Entre Deux and Mosae Forum shopping centres, Maastricht offers a fun buying experience.
Where to study in Maastricht?
Innovative, research-oriented and with a strong international outlook, Maastricht University is one of the top public universities in the Netherlands, ranking 145th in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 278th in the same rankings by QS.
With over 100 nationalities among its students and staff, Maastricht is the most international university in the Netherlands.
The university employs an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to education and research.
Across its six faculties, Maastricht offers programmes on a wide range of subjects including Science and Engineering, Business and Economics, Health and Life Sciences, Arts & Culture, Behavioural and Political Sciences, and Law.
Maastricht School of Management (MSM)
One of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands, Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the top management and business education institutions in Europe.
It provides education and research for ethical management, innovative entrepreneurship, inspired leadership, and effective public policy.
MSM offers research-driven and internationally accredited MBA (Master of Business Administration), MSc (Master of Science), and MM (Master of Management) degrees, as well as several other shorter professional and executive courses to about 2,000 students.
A finalist for the prestigious Association of MBA’s (AMBA) Innovation Award in 2014 and 2016, Maastricht has over 65 years of experience in management and business education.
It possesses the best Executive MBA programme in the Netherlands and places at the top of several ranking tables in the highly competitive Online MBA market.
MSM ranked 1st in the Netherlands and 9th in Europe in Eduniversal’s 2021 Best Masters ranking. CEO Magazine also ranked it European Tier One MBA, placing it 5th in the world in its 2021 Global MBA ranking.
One of the main reasons for its high rankings globally is the international accreditation of its courses.
You can rest assured that the program you’ll enrol in at MSM meets high global standards. It’s one of a very select few business schools that enjoy accreditation from the coveted AMBA (The Association of MBAs), IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education), and ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) as well as NVAO (The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) and ATHEA (The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation).
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Maastricht
How do I apply for an off-campus student residence in Maastricht on Student.com?
Applying for a residence in Maastricht in quick and easy on Student.com. First you have to figure out which property you’d like to live in. You can use the filters and map on this page to help you make your choice.
Once you’ve chosen a property you like, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page you’ll need to choose the room you’d like and then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’. You’ll be asked to leave your contact details, and soon after one of our booking consultants will contact you. They will answer any questions you may still have, and when you’re ready to book, take you through the next steps of the booking process.
What are the different types of student rooms you offer?
We offer three different types of student rooms on Student.com.
If you book a Shared Room, you’ll be sharing a bedroom with a roommate. All other facilities are also shared with others.
If you book one of our Private Room options, you’ll get a private bedroom just to yourself. Your bathroom will depend on the property, so it may be either private or shared depending on the exact property and room you choose. Other facilities are shared.
Booking the Entire Place will provide you a fully self-contained studio apartment just for you. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom, and cooking facilities without having to share anything.
Do you offer accommodation for international students and exchange students as well?
Yes, absolutely. As long as you are a full-time student you can book any accommodation on Student.com. We are quite popular with international and exchange students, so chances are you’ll end up living with other people who have also come from outside Netherlands.
Are bills included in the rent?
This depends on the property you choose. You can see on the property page of each property what bills, if any, are included in your rent.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
This also depends on the property. You can find this info on the property page of each property and you can also use the filters on this page to only search for properties that are furnished if you’d prefer to rent a furnished apartment.