Classes are held in a historic building that used to be a nunnery. Today it is a modern fitted location, at a walking distance from the city centre. The building has its own computer facilities (with support staff) and a library with over 20.000 books, 375 magazines and journals, audiovisual items and a microfiche reader. All students get a library card granting them access to all university libraries in Maastricht and the rest of the province. It is also possible to order books and articles from most national, European and International library exchange networks. MACESS module leaders are always prepared to assist students with their study needs.
The campus has its own cafeteria selling drinks, sandwiches, warm food and snacks. The Maastricht University Mensa is also open for MACESS students and is located in the centre of the city.
Studying abroad can be a challenging experience. Students have access to professional and independent counsellors and advisors for the duration of the course. MACESS has taken all reasonable measures necessary to ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate fully in the course and to have a satisfying academic and social experience in Maastricht. Students are advised to contact the course director upon application for advice on specific needs. Childcare is available and the cost is dependent on the income of the parent.
During the first 6 months, when the classroom-based programme is given in Maastricht, we advise students to take up residence in the city. MACESS will provide a room for you in a fully equipped student accommodation. These rooms are situated in different locations within the city. Prices vary from €325 to €470 per month, all costs included. Rooms are allocated in order of request. MACESS will find a room for you free of charge. If you apply before the first of July, we can guarantee that a room will be available for you when you arrive. All rooms will have high-speed Internet connections. The rooms will be located close to all essential facilities, like supermarkets, bus stops, post offices, hairdressers, pharmacies, etc. Living together with other MACESS students in Maastricht definitely adds to the international experience!
Non-EU citizens need a visa to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 3 months. The type of visa differs depending on your nationality and the cost ranges from €250 up to €450. Zuyd University of Applied Science will arrange the visa application for you once you are registered for the MACESS course. For more information and support regarding visa and residence permit applications, please see the website of Zuyd University.