Student Activities


Students come from abroad for shorter or longer period. The aim of the social events program is:

  • to enhance interaction between students in and outside the classroom environment;
  • to stimulate interaction between the various programs and
  • to expose them to Western-European culture and traditions

A diverse program of social activities and school presentations has been set up in collaboration with the Education Department.

The program can be adjusted and tailored to the needs of the students the moment a social class representative has been appointed.


For each academic year MSM organizes various students‹ activities for and with its students. Below you find more information on these activities.

Intercultural meetings (meet the local community)
Each year, several intercultural meetings with the local community take place, in cooperation with schools in Maastricht.
The St. Maartenscollege in Maastricht (VWO = pre-university secondary education) regularly invites our students to interact during classes where several topics are discussed. Discussions and exchange regarding culture diversity, history, society, current affairs, etc., between MBA students – who act as Ambassadors of MSM, and students of St. Maartenscollege – who need to write a report about the meeting as part of their school word requirements. This is part of MSM’s efforts of “contributing to the community”. It also helps MSM students get familiarize with Dutch society.

Read more about the Intercultural Meetings and Experience Day which took place in the academic year 2012-2013:
Taking Experiences to Another Level



Social/cultural events plus professional visits to various companies and organizations enrich the life and experience of MSM students. It helps them to gain exposure to Dutch (and European) culture(s), to business communities and to the society.

Students‹ events academic year 2014-2015:

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 17.00 – 19.00 hrs
International dinner organized by all students at the Restaurant of MSM. During the Intercontinental Dinner event the students will entreat each other to each other’s cultures in terms of special dishes, music, clothing and other artistic presentations. Students from Africa, South America, Middle East, Europe and Asia will be present from the following programs: the MaastrichtMBA, Research Methods and Skills executive program, Project Management executive program, Women Entrepreneurship Promotion executive program, MSc in Management and Engineering, and MBA students from Centrum Católica Graduate Business School, who are currently visiting Maastricht.

01, 02 and 03 December 2014
Intercultural event with St. Maartenscollege & MBA31 at the St. Maartenscollege in Maastricht

Friday, 19 December 2014
X-mas drink for all students at the Common Room at Aparthotel Randwyck

Thursday, 22 January 2015
International event/dinner organized by all students at the Common Room at Aparthotel Randwyck

Friday, 13 February 2015 at 15.00 hrs
Happy Hour Carnival 2015 in cooperation with Ms. Miriam Frijns in the Business Lounge at MSM

Thursday, 19 March 2015
International event/dinner organized by all students at the Common Room at Aparthotel Randwyck

Friday, 24 April 2015 at 15.00 hrs
Happy Hour Kings’ Day 2015 in the Business Lounge at MSM


Student Life in Maastricht
Maastricht, the oldest city in the Netherlands, embraces innovations in science, technology and art whilst retaining much of its fascinating past. It is a cultural center, with excellent museums, theaters and cinemas. There are also many fine shops, restaurants, bars and dance-cafes to enjoy. The rolling hills nearby offer great opportunities to enjoy walks and bike rides along their many nature trails.

Maastricht is an international crossroads. Walking through the city you will hear Dutch, French, German and English all around you. You can be in Brussels, Aachen, Cologne or Düsseldorf within an hour or two; a few more hours and you could be in Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris or even London.

The MSM Student Guide gives you a comprehensive overview of life at and around MSM, with lots of practical information and advice from former MSM students.

Student Affairs

MSM Student Affairs caters for the non-academic aspects of student life at MSM.

We take care of all the necessary paperwork related to studying in the Netherlands, such as residence permits, health insurance and opening bank accounts. Please check the following website for further information about health insurance:

We also deal with all matters concerning fellowships from the Netherlands Fellowship Program and from multilateral organizations.

We arrange company visits to compare the management of a company in the Netherlands, Germany or Luxembourg to the management in students‹ home countries.

We can also offer help to students with social and medical problems.

Click here to download the non-academic complaints procedure. For any non-academic complaint first point of contact is the Senior Officer Student and Alumni Development, member of the Career Center team (

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