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  • Locations: Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Semester 1 2021 31/05/2020 14/08/2020 TBA TBA
Program Description:

About the Maastricht University Law School

Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

 

Courses and areas of study

Law
The Faculty of Law offers a range of courses taught in English in the areas of Dutch law, European Law and Governance and Tax law. Study is by the method of Problem Based Learning in small classes. Courses are offered at the bachelors program level and masters level courses are available to student to who have completed 180 ECTS credits (144 ANU units).

Students are required to have completed at least 60 ECTs (ie. passed a minimum of 48 ANU units of law courses) at ANU before you start your law exchange at the Maastricht Faculty of Law.

A course list is available here.
 
Students study 30 ECTS for one semeser of exchange.

Students going in ANU S1 (Spring at Maastricht) - go in periods "3" (6 ECTS), period "4" (12 ECTS) and period "5" (12 ECTS) - total 30 ECTS.

Students going in ANU S2 (Autumn at Maastricht) - go in periods "1" (6 ECTS), period "2" (12 ECTS) and peiod "3" (12 ECTS) - total 30 ECTS.

Exchange students, normally take two 6 credit courses in the periods 1 (Sept- Oct), period 2 (Nov-Dec), period 4 (Febr-half April) and period 5 (half April – half June). In period 3 (January), students can take the regular 4 credit course, or a 6 credit course, Introduction to Dutch law. The January course can be taken as last course in the first semester, or as first course in the second semester.

Exchange students who stay for 1 semester will have to take the course Introduction to Dutch Law (period 3, 6 credits) or an extra elective course in one of the other periods in order to get the full 30 credits.

Please note students can only select courses from one faculty for their exchange. Students are not permitted to take courses from two different faculties. There are no exceptions. So this partner would only be suitable for single degree students or students only selecting courses from one faculty. Double degree students are advised to research courses carefully and please take note that they cannot take courses in two different faculties.

Credit Equivalencies

30 ECTS = 24 ANU units
 
 

Accommodation

Most exchange students end up staying at the UM Guesthouse (see www.MaastrichtHousing.com). Places are awarded on a first-come first-served basis, and the exchange coordinators have no influence on this process.

Other housing options are available, and UM recommends the following websites as alternatives -www.HousingAnywhere.com and www.StudentFlatMaastricht.com.
 
 

Other costs

The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.

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STA Travel

For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Estimated Total Monthly Living Expenses (€)

Rent: €350
Groceries: €180
Books and Materials: €40
Insurance: €98
Clothing and Personal Care: €95
Leisure Expenses: €100
TOTAL: €750
 
 

Funding options

Funding links


Scholarships
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.

OS - HELP
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
 
 

Language of instruction

English
 
 

Restrictions and considerations

ANU College of Law students only.
 
Please note students can only select courses from one faculty for their exchange. Students are not permitted to take courses from two different faculties. There are no exceptions. So this partner would only be suitable for single degree students or students only selecting courses from one faculty. Double degree students are advised to research courses carefully and please take note that they cannot take courses in two different faculties.
 

Other information

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 20 weeks. Each semester is divided into three periods, two course periods of 8 weeks and one course period of 4 weeks. Courses values are 4, 6 or 12 ECTS credits. Two 6 ECTS-courses or one 12 ECTS- course should be studied in each 8-week period and one course in the 4-week period. Students may request to study three courses in one period.
 

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 20 weeks. Each semester is divided into three periods, two course periods of 8 weeks and one course period of 4 weeks. Courses values are 4, 6 or 12 ECTS credits. Two 6 ECTS-courses or one 12 ECTS- course should be studied in each 8-week period and one course in the 4-week period. Students may request to study three courses in one period.