FSB Maastricht

River sunset scene
 Bridge in Maastricht at twilight
 River in Maastricht at twilight
 River scene in Maastricht
 Downtown Maastricht buildings

Program Snapshot

Study abroad in the Netherlands for a semester! A collaboration between the Farmer School of Business and Maastricht University, FSB Maastricht is a fall and spring semester study abroad program where students can complete the Miami Plan Global Requirement and two business courses at an AACSB-accredited business school in the heart of Europe. Maastricht University is internationally renowned for its student-centered teaching methods and diverse international population, and is centrally located between Amsterdam, London, Paris Brussels, and Cologne.

University of Maastrict campus photo in spring or summer

Program Dates: Fall dates are August 21, 2020 to December 19, 2020. Spring dates are January 15 to June 5, 2021

Travel Dates: January 14 to June 5, 2021

Locations: Maastricht, The Netherlands (includes 5-day study tour to Berlin, Germany) Dutch museum pass, Dutch weekend trip (spring only), Paris weekend trip (spring only)

Credits: 15

Courses:  A typical student will take two to three pre-approved business courses, two to three electives, and the Miami Plan Global Requirement.

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA and 30 earned hours by May 2020

Participants: 20

Housing: Double rooms in Maastricht University Guesthouse

Meals: Private kitchenette in room

Program Cost:   Miami semester tuition + $6,500 program fee for fall semester and $7,500 for spring semester

Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings: 2-3 meetings held the previous semester. Dates and times TBA

Visa regulations are complicated, and they vary from country to country. Below are considerations as you prepare to study abroad:
  • Travel before and after a program: If you are studying in a location that requires a visa or travel permit, we advise students to avoid international travel 90 days prior to the start of the program. If you wish to add travel time before or after a program that requires a visa, we strongly recommend you consult the FSB Global Studies Office before planning your travel.
  • Applying for a passport: The passport process is currently delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Department of State has announced they cannot guarantee timelines for processing and issuing passports. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, following guidance from the Department of State. Please be aware there is no guarantee that your passport will be issued by a certain date.
  • Passport expiration date: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the last date of your travel. If your passport expires within 6 months of the last day of your travel, you must apply to renew your passport immediately. If you do not comply with this regulation, you will not be permitted to enter the country. (Example: If you will be traveling from May 22 through June 16th, 2021, your passport must be valid through December 16th, 2021.)
  • Non-US passports: If you will travel with a non-US passport, please consult with the FSB Global Studies Office to learn more about the visa process. Traveling with a non-US passport may require a different process than traveling with a US passport.