Welcome to UWCM!

UWC Maastricht brings together young people from all walks of life to work together towards peace and a sustainable future.


We offer a state-of-the-art international education for students from age 4 in our primary school until age 19 in our International Baccalaureate Career and Diploma Programme in secondary school. At the moment we host over 900 students of more than 100 different nationalities. At UWC Maastricht we equip them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to live a meaningful and flourishing life. The UWC educational experience is about knowing and acting. We nurture an understanding of the world and its major challenges, and help students discover how they can serve others and make a positive contribution to society.
UWC Maastricht, in The Netherlands,  is one of ​the 18 UWC schools​ around the world. All of them are ​driven by nine values, in order for young people to flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Our nine values

International and intercultural understanding

We are committed to building communities that are free from prejudice and intolerance, irrespective of people’s gender, and socioeconomic,
cultural, racial, religious or national background.

Mutual responsibility and respect

We believe in collaboration and mutual support, and recognise that respect underpins the smooth functioning of any encounter or team. People who work with our members find them dependable and respectful.

A sense of idealism

We inspire our members to believe that it is possible to make a difference and work with others who share that belief.

Celebration of difference

We consciously create supportive environments where differences are valued and recognised for the strength they bring to communities.

Compassion and service

Our actions and language communicate compassion and commitment to communities. We work at all levels – personally, locally, regionally, nationally – to make the world a better place.

Personal challenge

We are committed to learning through doing. By taking the initiative and taking on challenges, we learn about ourselves and those around us, developing a sense of responsibility for others.

Personal responsibility and integrity

Personal responsibility, accountability and integrity are at the heart of the UWC experience. We expect the people we work with to behave in a similar way.

Respect for the environment

We recognise our interdependence with the environment and actively seek solutions that will contribute to a sustainable future. Our choices and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Action and personal example

We believe in the importance of acting on your beliefs and making your voice heard so your actions stand out.



The campus of UWC Maastricht is located close to the city center and consists of five buildings: one for our primary school, one for our secondary school and three residence buildings. We would love to show you around!


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UWC Maastricht recruits qualified and experienced staff from around the world who are committed to our school’s mission and vision. Check out our vacancies and maybe you will become our new colleague!


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Support the Change

Diversity is crucial at UWC Maastricht, as we are convinced this is the starting point of a peaceful and sustainable future. In order to bring together a diverse student body we need external support.


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UWC Maastricht is an Eco School!

Sustainability is an intrinsic part of our mission at UWC Maastricht. We encourage our students to engage with our surrounding environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it while developing every-day practices that are more sustainable. It starts in the classrooms, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large. This work is developed also in the framework of the Eco-Schools programme. We proudly hold the Green Flag, a recognition awarded to schools that work on becoming environmentally sustainable.