Course 3: Comparative Migration Policy

Take courses from the comfort of your own home or office! Perfect for those of you who want to increase your knowledge about migration, immigration and emigration without having to follow a full-time course.

This course is geared towards practiti oners in the field but is also open to other types of students interested in learning more about migration studies. This course covers eight weeks. You will receive weekly assignments and online lectures. You are free to work at your own pace and within the confines of your own schedule.

Migration policy has been of increasing interest in public debates in most developed countries recently. It is the talk of political parties and a subject in new elections. In this course we explore migration entry policies for different types of migrants across different receiving countries. The sending policies of origin countries are also studied: do they encourage or discourage migrations and from which groups? On the other side, we look at the policies of migrant sending countries to engage their diaspora and how diaspora can play a role in development.


Preferably Course 1: Introduction to Migration Studies. Alternatively completion of another basic course in Migration Studies or relevant work experience in the field of migration.

ECTS (credits obtained): 4

Costs: 1000 Euro

Duration: 8 weeks.

Start of the course: Upon a successful enrollment, the participant will start the course on an individual basis.


Please make the transfer to the following account:

Bank account no.
IBAN NL05 INGB 0657 618705
Swift or BIC code INGBNL2A
Beneficiary Maastricht University
Bank name ING Business Banking
Bank address P.O. Box 90153
5600 RE  Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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