UWC Maastricht opened in September 2009 as the 12th member in the family of United World Colleges. Its foundation is the product of the enthusiasm and commitment of UWC Committees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, many of whom are UWC alumnae. Together with many others throughout The Netherlands, and in particular the Municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg, they are responsible for this exciting project in the heart of Europe. The College was formed to serve the needs of the international community of Maastricht and to provide an education for those students chosen by UWC national committees throughout the world to study and live as residential students at UWC Maastricht.
As such, UWC Maastricht is a completely integrated, multiculutural school for students of different educational and socio-economic backgrounds aged 2-18 which operates within the Dutch educational system and is subsidised by the Dutch government.
UWC Maastricht serves over 600 students from more than 88 nationalities, 112 of them residential.