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    (Original post by Teshz)
    That's awesome! By super intense you mean it's difficult? )
    Exams every 8 weeks make life intense.. if that counts. I have started to become claustrophobic of the cell in the library that I have practically lived in for the past 3 days.
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    (Original post by Teshz)
    Hi all! I've a few questions.
    1: I've read that you require at least some level of Dutch to be employable. How true is that?
    2: Is it possible to share accommodation with another student? Will it be cheaper that way?

    3: Anyone going in for the Feb 2013 intake?

    Hope someone can help me with these queries..

    Thank you in advance! Good day all!


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    Hey, to answer your question about accomodation, in Maastricht (and the Netherlands in general) shared accomodation is the ONLY way students live. I don't want to sound disillusioned, and you can ask anyone who lives in Maastricht to confirms this but student houses are pretty much the only thing we can afford and most of the time they are absolutely revolting and shabby but we get used to it Expect to pay min. 300 euros for a small room in a student house shared with 4-8 other people.
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    (Original post by barbabecca)
    Hey, to answer your question about accomodation, in Maastricht (and the Netherlands in general) shared accomodation is the ONLY way students live. I don't want to sound disillusioned, and you can ask anyone who lives in Maastricht to confirms this but student houses are pretty much the only thing we can afford and most of the time they are absolutely revolting and shabby but we get used to it Expect to pay min. 300 euros for a small room in a student house shared with 4-8 other people.
    Aite, thank you ))


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    (Original post by Teshz)
    That's awesome! By super intense you mean it's difficult? )

    Yes, well, more arduous than difficult.


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    (Original post by Alexgadgetman)
    Exams every 8 weeks make life intense.. if that counts. I have started to become claustrophobic of the cell in the library that I have practically lived in for the past 3 days.
    Definitely.
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    (Original post by Asha5692)
    Definitely.
    Haha! I hope you guys are doing fine! Any idea which is the ideal place to find housing?

    I was recommended Jules and You. Have you guys, heard of that organization and is it good?

    Do anyone of you use an iPhone?

    Since I'm an international student, I can only work 10hrs per week all year round or full time only during holidays for 90days. Would you guys know of how much one could earn(rough estimate)if I were to choose the first option(part time), maybe an university job?
    Which would you guys recommend, 10hrs per week or 90 days?

    Thanks a lot guys!! )


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    (Original post by Teshz)
    I was recommended Jules and You. Have you guys, heard of that organization and is it good?

    Do anyone of you use an iPhone?

    Which would you guys recommend, 10hrs per week or 90 days?
    Jules and You is expensive IMO, better off looking on MaastrichtHousing.com at the private landlords who let rooms out.

    If you saw the 10Euro phones people here use you would laugh, you need to get a contract for an iphone, or buy one outright, which costs a mint. I am sure some people have been organised enough to sort this out - not me though.

    Honestly, we have 12 weeks of holiday during the entire year, so 90 days would mean working every day + some weekends. On the other hand 10 hours a week would definitely be a bit of a nuisance, if you did 8 it would be manageable, as this is just a single day (Ie a saturday) that you would need to work every week.

    Can I ask (you may have mentioned this before) if you are an EU citizen or not?
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    Thank you for the information.

    Yeah, I did see some listing from Jules and You but they seem to help in other issues related to students hence I was contemplating. Like 10euro for the membership and they assist on other logistic matters.

    Well, I've got an iPhone and I really don't know what to do with it over there. So I was thinking if there was like any student offers for signing a mobile contract. Do you happen to know how much that would cost?

    May I ask what phone you are using, credit based/contract?

    With regards to the part time jobs. After digesting your explanation, I was thinking of working 10hrs per week(which means, one or two days of work each week?) how much can a part time job fetch, any idea?

    This is the case for me as I'm an international Non-EU student. The university job would be ideal rite? Since I've heard that most other jobs require Dutch..

    Oh and btw which course are you from?


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    hi guys

    December will be the first time that I will returning to the UK. If anyone knows the logistics of getting there via the eurostar, could you tell me if i'm able to buy a train ticket from maastricht to brussels or can i only buy a ticket to liege and then once in liege i buy a ticket to brussels?
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    Hi guys,

    Can anyone tell me what is the name of the degree that you'll come out with after the MSC? I know it's a BSc...
    But BSc in what?
    Are there like majors in or minors in it?

    Please explain to me. Thank you


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    Hey all, I'm just curious to know if anyone from asia is going in for MSC in February 2013?

    Cheers!


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    (Original post by Teshz)
    Hi guys,

    Can anyone tell me what is the name of the degree that you'll come out with after the MSC? I know it's a BSc...
    But BSc in what?
    Are there like majors in or minors in it?

    Please explain to me. Thank you


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    I was sent this email before I applied.

    Dear Asha,

    Yes, we indeed offer a bachelor’s programme that allows you to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. As every bachelor’s programme, the Maastricht Science Programme takes three years.

    You said in your previous email that you would like to focus on Cosmetic Sciences. We offer different courses in Biomedical Sciences/Chemistry that could be relevant to your future career, but please note that we do not have any courses focusing on the Cosmetic Industry at this moment. For an overview of the courses that are currently on offer, please visit our website. On the basis of students’ preferences the development of the course catalogue will proceed. New courses will be added on a regular basis.

    Hopefully this answers your question. If you have any further questions, or would like to talk about your specific situation more in detail, please let me know.

    With kind regards,


    Daisy

    Since it's Liberal Arts and Sciences, you receive a Bachelor of Science in Science and your specialisation is shown from the courses you've done. Your degree is graded just as British ones are. You receive an academic advisor who helps you choose courses depending on your current goals. You can chose to be very broad in the sciences or very narrow. What do you want to pursue? Don't worry you'll have a lot of time to decide here.
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    (Original post by Teshz)
    Hi guys,

    Can anyone tell me what is the name of the degree that you'll come out with after the MSC? I know it's a BSc...
    But BSc in what?
    Are there like majors in or minors in it?

    Please explain to me. Thank you


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    I don't believe you can do majors and minors. That would be ridiculously intense anyway. You can choose your scientific specialisation so if you do like 2 fields and would like to study one more profoundly than the other, you have that option. You can also do extra courses at other faculties if you'd like. You've got a lot of options.
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    (Original post by Asha5692)
    I don't believe you can do majors and minors. That would be ridiculously intense anyway. You can choose your scientific specialisation so if you do like 2 fields and would like to study one more profoundly than the other, you have that option. You can also do extra courses at other faculties if you'd like. You've got a lot of options.
    Awesome! Thank you for the reply Asha! It was helpful indeed. Any idea how to find a part time job while there and is Dutch a necessity to find one in the university?


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    Jules and You is really helpful with a lot of services such as fixing bikes, language courses, etc. but they hardly ever offer any cheap accomodation. the best thing would be facebook groups, kamernet.nl, kamertje.nl, etc. I would highly advise you NOT to go to any housing companies as almost everyone I know has had bad experiences with them. Private landlords arent neccessarily better but whatever. At least you dont commit yourself and pay any senseless agency fees!
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    (Original post by barbabecca)
    Jules and You is really helpful with a lot of services such as fixing bikes, language courses, etc. but they hardly ever offer any cheap accomodation. the best thing would be facebook groups, kamernet.nl, kamertje.nl, etc. I would highly advise you NOT to go to any housing companies as almost everyone I know has had bad experiences with them. Private landlords arent neccessarily better but whatever. At least you dont commit yourself and pay any senseless agency fees!
    Well, thank you for the advise!
    I've tried to log on to the kamernet.nl unfortunately it's in Dutch and the language function fluctuates between English and Dutch.. And I'm unable to use it.. Do you happen to know of any other website in English or how I can fish out such websites from the Internet?

    Cheers


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    (Original post by Duncan8)
    First of all, let me introduce myself! I'm a 19 year old student from Belgium. I always wanted to study abroad and in English specially.


    During my last year of high school I quickly searched for unis in the Netherlands and came across Maastricht, 50km away from my hometown. I visited the city and instantly fell in love with it. I soon decided to apply to the faculty of law, to study European law (and after International laws). Check the faculty tour here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGGiz1lj2rk

    Also check out the CITY video here (really nice video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSSHy...layer_embedded

    Maastricht university also offers programs in European studies, Science, Engineering, European Public Health, International Business, Econometrics (more Finance), and Economics. The university has a Triple-crown accreditation (only a few in the world received that award including the London Business School, Warwick, ...).

    So a few things I learnt about Maastricht University and Maastricht in general:

    - The way of learning is a bit different: you sit in small classes and it's PBL (Problem Based Learning). I was a bit intrigued about this approach, but it turned out to improve considerably my speaking skills and I ended up studying more regularly. It works the way like that: You always have to prepare 4 to 6 tasks before the class starts and the discussion leader asks other students about them. The discussion leader is appointed by the tutor at the end of each class to prepare the next tutorial.


    - Tutors are approachable. If you have a question, just shoot them an email and they sometimes will even reply you on Sunday's!


    - You can do plenty of things there, ranging from sports to student associations. I have some friends who are doing some rowing on the Maas, also some are doing Thai Boxing, Kick Boxing, or other sports. It usually costs around 80 to 120€ a year. Gym is the same price. Regarding student associations, I enrolled in UNSA, it's like the Model United Nations. You prepare the big conference in Maastricht and go to Sweden, Germany, and even Israel to speak at those conferences. You also drink on a weekly basis in a relaxed environment!

    - Living in Maastricht is just great. It's definitely a student city with tons of bars, restaurants everywhere and deals for students (you often get 10 to 25% off at various locations). The city atmosphere is lovely, and chill. Going out is always a great experience, even if beers are a bit expensive in pubs in the centre, you have plenty of student bars with 1€ a beer.

    - I'm still amazed by the architecture. The faculties are all located in the centre but separated from each other. The Faculty of law is built in an old church but is all brand new in the inside. It's the case for all university buildings, it's hard to describe how it looks like, but stunning is a good start!

    - Get a bike. There are no cars driving in the centre. No cars mean also better air! It's really peaceful to bike around the city and its cobbled streets.

    - It's not cheap, but not expensive either. 1713€ are the annual tuition fees for European citizens.

    - Finding a job in Maastricht? Easy bizy. I sent roughly 15 emails and got 4 job offers - at a cocktail bar, in a hostel, in a call-centre, and at Apple. I don't even speak Dutch!

    - Renting a flat is not expensive either. You can find flats around the university faculties starting at 250-300€. Flats in the city centre usually are around 350-400€ for something really really decent. (I live 3 minutes by bike from the faculty in a 400€ per month room, 15sqm, with 2 other students and we have a 143sqm2 flat in total with 2 bathrooms).



    Few questions: Are the courses hard? Is it interesting there? How are the girls there?:


    Be prepared, you'll have to study at least a bit to pass the courses.

    Last year we were around 400 students starting the European Law Bachelor and now we're a little over a 130 in the second year. I'm not a genius I can tell you and I'm now into my second year. But I had to study quite a lot for some courses, and on a regular basis (exams every two months). I also had to spend entire nights information for essays. Deadline are sometimes quite tight and you end up with no sleeping on certain days. I'd say the hardest thing when you start university is to get to know what they expect from you. You have to be serious, hard-working, and a little intelligent is always a plus!

    Oh and yes, English is not my mother tongue as you can see, so that added a bit more difficulty to the whole thing.
    Thanks for this post, you've really sold Maastricht well. I am in a position of regretting doing a language degree and moving into European law is now basically the dream. I must be absolutely out of my tree, but do you know if it's possible to enrol for European Law (or, out of interest, at the business school) as a second degree at Maastricht?
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    (Original post by Teshz)
    Well, thank you for the advise!
    I've tried to log on to the kamernet.nl unfortunately it's in Dutch and the language function fluctuates between English and Dutch.. And I'm unable to use it.. Do you happen to know of any other website in English or how I can fish out such websites from the Internet?

    Cheers


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    Oh yes, Dutch websites -_-
    it worked for me in firefox though..
    here is the biggest facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116816401678059/
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    (Original post by Teshz)
    Well, thank you for the advise!
    I've tried to log on to the kamernet.nl unfortunately it's in Dutch and the language function fluctuates between English and Dutch.. And I'm unable to use it.. Do you happen to know of any other website in English or how I can fish out such websites from the Internet?
    Also:
    wmm.nl
    maastrichthousing.com

    This first is an agency (has fees), the second is the university guesthouse, and is expensive for what you get, but simple to arrange.
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    Oh yes, Dutch websites -_-
    it worked for me in firefox though..
    here is the biggest facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116816401678059/
    Thank you !


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    (Original post by Alexgadgetman)
    Also:
    wmm.nl
    maastrichthousing.com

    This first is an agency (has fees), the second is the university guesthouse, and is expensive for what you get, but simple to arrange.
    Thank you!


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