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The Maastricht Student Union was founded by the merging of two other student unions more than a decade ago and has been advocating for student interests in Maastricht ever since. Originally founded as Maastrichtse Studentenraad, it was renamed in 2020 as Maastricht Student Union to reflect the international community within Maastricht.


MSU is a Dutch association which aims to give a voice to the student population of Maastricht in all matters concerning student life. The union works to represent all students by working with UM and Zuyd Hogeschool, the municipality, and other third parties to ensure that students’ interests are always represented. MSU also partners with LSVb (a national student union) to ensure that Maastricht students have a voice in the national level too.

At present, our work includes data-driven policy interventions across a diverse portfolio. As the only student organisation representing students in town hall meetings, we employ an on-the-ground approach to attend to the needs and concerns of our students.  

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National Student Union - LSVb

MSU is a member of the LSVb.

LSVb is the national student union of the Netherlands and strives to represent student interests on the national level. They have a proud history of successfully lobbying the government to ensure that student interests are always considered.

Find out more about the LSVb here!


Due to prolonged anti-social behaviour and harrassment, MSU will be temporarily removing the board's identifiable information from the general public.

We wish to reiterate our non-tolerance policy regarding anti-social behaviour, and will not hesitate to refer all relevant persons and matters to the police. 

Diversity and Inclusion 

Diversity stands as one of our greatest strengths; more than half of Maastricht's student population consists of students from abroad. 

We are proud of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion - we are the first student union in the Netherlands to elect a non-Dutch Chairman (2021) and are consistently collaborating with our partner universities in providing equal opportunities for all. 

Our portfolio includes policy interventions in attracting and retaining talent, fostering cultural exchange and strengthening diversity and inclusion policies in institutions. 

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