They live in small groups and are chosen deliberately to represent diversity in terms of race, culture, nationality and socio-economic background. This is completely in line with UWC’s philosophy: to bring together young people to act as champions of peace through an education based on shared learning, collaboration and understanding. Life on our campus is vibrant and students need to develop time management skills in order to balance their various activities and responsibilities. At UWC Maastricht they gain autonomy and independence in a manner that prepares them well for post-college life.
There are three residential buildings, on which we have five mixed-gender and four single-gender floors. On each floor, students share a common room, a study room and a small kitchen with approximately 20 other students. Each room accommodates four students (each of a different nationality). Living in their own apartment is a residential mentor who promotes the overall well-being and safety of the students on the floor. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in mensa (school canteen), which also serves as a social gathering, community event and study space.
Students are able to freely leave campus, but have to be back before a curfew.
When the campus is closed (winter and summer break) we encourage residential students to return home, travel and explore Europe, or organise projects. Upon request we can provide a Home Stay Family to those who are unable to leave due to financial, political and/or personal circumstances.
The UWC Maastricht residential community is a healthy, connected, engaged and safe place where all members of the community abide by the UWC Code of Conduct, UWC values and the laws of The Netherlands, both in action and spirit. The residence is a learning environment, where students are supported and challenged on their journey to becoming their best selves. Residential life is mission and value-oriented. All members of the community are expected to:
Watch this video, made by residential students, to get a taste of what life on our campus is like!