Online Course Certificate Programme: The Public Policy track in Social Protection

Each online course can be taken by the participant as a stand alone course. However, several combinations of online courses also feed into an online course certificate programme. 

This certificate programme includes the following three courses: 

The Public Policy track in Social Protection:
Course 1: The Public Policy Process
Course 2: Public Policy Analysis
Course 3: Policy Analysis in Social Protection 

In order to complete the online Course certificate programme you will need to: 

  • Complete the three courses, including a final assignment and oral exam 
  • Complete the Certificate programme assignment 
  • Complete the assignment discussion sessions with your tutor and peers 

Starting date and enrolment:  

Deadline Application  Course Start Date  Course Duration (3 courses) 
28 August  11 September  11 September – 16 October – 20 November 
30 November  13 November  13 November – 7 January – 12 February 
15 January  29 January  29 January – 4 March – 15 April 


Upon a successful enrollment, every participant will start the course on immediately after the acquisition of the course materials. Your tutor will reach out to you to agree on a timeline. 

ECTS equivalence (credits obtained): 7 

Upon completion of the Certificate programme, you will receive the three individual course certificates, as well as the combined educational badge accounting for 7 ECTS equivalence credits (2 ECTS equivalence credits per course, and 1 ECTS equivalence credit for the final assignment) 

Cost: 2000 Euro 

Duration: approx. 3 months


You can register for the certificate programme via the application form by clicking on the “Apply Now” button on the right side of this page.


To pay the tuition fee, please make the transfer to the following account. Upon payment, you will be registered as a student and contacted by your tutor. Please note that we need to receive the payment by the application deadline. On average, it takes 1-2 weeks between your transfer of funds and us receiving it.  

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 
Payment specification  your last name and 45320002001N