UWC Maastricht

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Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Student Profile: 525 students from age 2 to 18 years
Founded: 2009


Students with bikes

UWC Maastricht was founded in 2009 as the merger of two existing international schools, International School Maastricht, and the International Primary School Joppenhof. It follows the model of offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma within the context of a larger school, providing students of other ages the opportunity to gain a UWC experience. The introduction of the IB Middle Years Programme enhances the internationality of the whole academic programme.

Campus and facilities
The school is situated on the existing International School Maastricht campus, situated in the east of the city. A new campus is being built and will open in 2013, Facilities on the current campus include modern classrooms, science labs, fully equipped music and art rooms, a computer lab, an IT equipped study centre, two gyms, one with a climbing wall, and a canteen. By 2015, UWC Maastricht will educate 950 students, 200 of whom will be selected by UWC national committees on scholarships. Residential students live in spacious accommodation in the centre of the city centre.

Beyond the classroom

All students at the school are involved in the community service programme and are given responsibility for organising their own community service projects. Education in global issues is integrated into the curriculum from the early Primary School years. Most students travel to school by bicycle, very much a part of Dutch culture.

Costs and Fees

Tuition and Board

The current value of a full (100%) scholarship is € 50,000 for the two years. Unless otherwise stated, this amount only covers tuition and board (including meals) while studying at UWC.

Included in the annual fee:

  • Room, board and tuition.
  • IB exam fees.
  • Health and liability insurance during the school year for non-European students.
  • Liability insurance during the schools year for European students (non-Ducth).
  • Curricular trips.

Ancillary Expenses

The following costs are NOT included in the current value of the scholarship:

  • Travel to and from the College, including travelling during all breaks (Summer break, Autumn break, Christmas break, Carnival break, Spring break; 12 weeks of holidays per school year).
  • Calculator - €120; obligatory for all DP students.
  • Annual Security deposit - €200 to pay for any damage to school property; refundable after exams.
  • Project Week contribution €150.
  • Pocket money (recommended €50/month €500 per year).
  • Miscellaneous (e.g. winter clothing, boots, school bag, personal toiletries).
  • Any tests for American Universities (SAT) and University application fees.
  • Visa/Residence permit fees (Costs for the duration of the two years for non-EU citizens amounts to €300.

As UWC Maastricht has a special contract with the Immigration Services here in the Netherlands, we must file for your VISA and Residence card. We are billed for the costs directly and will therefore invoice this amount to the NC/Parents afterwards.