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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Student life

Zuyd is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Zuyd offers students the best of both worlds. On the one hand Zuyd has all the advantages of a large institution: a wide range of courses, excellent facilities and modern buildings. On the other hand the university also features relatively small faculty communities in three cities. The interactive learning environments for group work guarantee a personal approach. Zuyd students and staff are individuals with names, faces, personal histories and characters

Zuyd campus offers students modern and fully equipped on-campus facilities: libraries featuring modern computer and study facilities, restaurants and cafeterias, transport and parking facilities, sports and recreation centers and many others.

In addition, there are dozens of student organization of various interest. Joining a student association during study is fun as well as educational and will help students make themselves feel at home! Some faculties or study programs have their own dedicated clubs and associations. There are also a number of general student organizations.

Zuyd offers a free two-day introduction programme to welcome international exchange and degree seeking students at the beginning of the autumn and spring semester. The series of interesting activities and events organized on campus enable incoming students to meet fellow students and staff, have lots of fun, familiarize themselves not only with the university but also with the city of Maastricht, interesting regions on the outskirts and the Dutch culture.

As for an international student, it is most likely to live in the city of Maastricht, because all the English-taught programs are located here. Maastricht is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of the Netherlands. 

The city is one of the most popular study destinations in the Netherlands for international students. In the historic city center, students will find all a student needs: bars, restaurants and many shops. There is a plenty of entertainment for an active student life with great theatres, cinemas, festivals, jazz cafés and sports facilities for students. Maastricht is a relatively small and safe city with an international flair. 


The first thing students usually want to do is ask a question: what they would like their new home to look like. What is more preferable to live alone or with other people? How far from the campus they are willing to live? What is their budget? 

Rent prices are between € 300 and € 400 for a room in a student house or a shared apartment. Additional costs like gas, electricity and water are most of the times included. Personal non-shared apartment cast much more. 

Besides, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences offers dedicated short-stay accommodation for incoming exchange students. There are two options:

1) Avantgarde residence. The single rooms at Avantgarde are furnished with wall-to-wall carpet, curtains, lighting, single bed, mattress, duvet and pillow, table and chair. Bed linen is not included. Each room has a wardrobe, and an en-suite shower and toilet. 

There is a common room on the ground floor where you can watch TV, play table tennis, pool, mini soccer and darts. Each of the floors has a shared kitchen, laundry room and dining room. The floors can be reached by means of a staircase and elevators. 

Avantgarde has a terrace, a parking lot and a secure bicycle shed. The rent is € 350 per month. The deposit, which is refundable when you check out of your room, amounts to € 500. All services, including wireless internet, are included in the monthly rent.

2) M-building, Brouwersweg 

Student Housing SSH offers fully furnished single rooms for € 450-525 per month, shared rooms are available at € 370-390 per person. Residents have access to tennis- and basketball fields, kitchen, shower and living room are shared per floor. Downpayment consists of 1,5 month of rent paid in advance and a reservation fee of € 75.

Career services

Zuyd University Career Services aims to bring students and the job market closer together. The organization offers online resources for students seeking a job opportunity, organizes events and programs, including career and internship fairs, specialized industry career expos, employer information sessions, alumni career services webinars, and many others.

Inspired by its strategic location in the heart of Europe, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences trains students for international careers.


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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Brusselseweg 150
6217 HB Maastricht
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+31 (0) 43 346 6488


Zuyd is based in Heerlen, Sittard, and Maastricht. The university has eleven locations in these cities. Its strategic location in Europe (on the border with Belgium and Germany) offers unique opportunities for students and businesses. Big cities like Aachen, Cologne, Brussels and Antwerp can all be reached within an hour. This facilitates getting an international internship at one of the numerous international businesses or doing an exchange program at one of its partner universities in the region.