Unlike our day students, by the of the afternoon you don’t return to your family living in the Maastricht area, but you’ll go to your floor or room, where the UWC experience continues. Living, working, laughing and learning together is part of our 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 you will need to develop time management skills in order to balance your various activities and responsibilities. At UWC Maastricht you will gain autonomy and independence in a manner that prepares you well for post-college life!
At UWC Maastricht, 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.
While every day is different, a typical schoolday consists of going to classes, study time, cocurricular and extracurricular activities at or outside of school and meeting your fellow residential students on your floor or in the mensa. On weekends, there are all kind of activities like hikes, cultural nights or working in the school garden. As a residential student you will be able to freely leave campus, but have to be back before a curfew.
When the campus is closed (winter and summer break) we encourage you to return home, travel and explore Europe, or organise projects. Upon request we can provide a Home Stay Family in case you 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 you will be supported and challenged on your journey to becoming your best self. 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!