Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is a Dutch state university with approximately 14,500 students in three locations. At the Faculty of Economics in Maastricht the university offers a wide range of English taught business courses.
Have you ever heard of “Ontbijtkoek”? This honey cake with butter on top is a typical Dutch breakfast that you have to try when in the Netherlands. Other essentials include a canal cruise (e.g. in Utrecht, Amsterdam or Leiden), a visit to Keukenhof flower garden in Lisse with its more than 7 million tulip bulbs (only open in April and May!), a trip to the 19 windmills in Kinderdijk-Elshout (UNESCO World Heritage Site) or the cheese markets in Alkmaar, Edam or Gouda. Because of the flat landscape, the best way to discover the country is using the 32,000 km of cycle paths on a typical Dutch bike. On 27 April, Holland celebrates ‘Koningsdag’ (Kings Day) and the whole country turns orange, making a summer semester in Rotterdam a very special experience.
Maastricht, with the Belgium and the German border only a few kilometers away, is the capital of Limburg, the southernmost region of the Netherlands. Rich in history and culture, the city also boasts many beautiful places such as the Vrijthof, the St. Servatius Church, the St. John's Church and many bars, cafés and restaurants. In Maastricht you will discover things that you will not find anywhere else. For instance, near the city you can experience cave raves - real raves with excellent music that are held in caves.
Zuyd Hogeschool with its 14,500 students from all over the world offers an exciting and varied environment for a semester abroad. The professional education and development of students is a top priority in every learning phase and forms a crucial part of the "Vision & Mission Statement" of the university. Close cooperation with business organisations is the foundation for sustainable education.
The college has no on-campus housing but offers assistance in finding accommodation. Whereas the prices in a student residence are around 300 - 400 EUR per month, renting in the free housing market will usually cost you slightly more.