Universiteit Maastricht

School of Business and Economics

Application, Admissions & Registration


Incoming bachelor’s students are first required to register via the Studielink website. First read more about how Studielink works.

Registration deadlines

  • Students with an EU diploma that is comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma (pdf, 16 Kb) (please also check the additional requirements (pdf, 50 Kb) that may apply to your diploma), are required to register before 1 August 2013.
  • Non-EU students who need a visa to study in Maastricht or students whose diploma is not included on the list of VWO-comparable diplomas (pdf, 16 Kb) should start the registration procedure before 1 April 2013 (or as soon as possible thereafter) in order to meet the deadline. This is because the visa application and diploma evaluation can take several months.

Different deadlines apply for numerus fixus programmes. The following Maastricht University programmes have a numerus fixus:

Application deadline International Business and in Economics and Business Economics extended to 1 May

The deadline for application for the bachelor’s programmes in International Business and in Economics and Business Economics has been extended to 1 May. Please note that your application has to be complete by the deadline. A complete application for participation in the decentralised selection includes:

  • A curriculum vitae: the standard format is required
  • A motivation essay: the standard format is required
  • A declaration of authentication: the standard format is required
  • Supporting documents: the standard format is required
  • A disclaimer: the standard format is required

Also see the International Business standard formats.
Also see the Economics and Business Economics standard formats.


My UM portal

Once you have registered in Studielink, you can manage your enrolment at Maastricht University via the My UM portal using the UM login details that you received via Studielink.

We recommend that you use Internet Explorer for this.

You can find out more about UM’s enrolment procedure via the step-by-step plan.

Please note:

  • From September 2011, it will no longer be possible to enrol in a study programme part-way through the academic year. For programmes that start in September, you will only be able to start in September; only for programmes that also have an official February start will it be possible to start in February. Exceptions may be made in particular cases.
  • The tuition fees that different students are required to pay can vary considerably. Factors such as your nationality, place of residence, and whether this is your first or second study programme all play an important role. Please consult our click model to find out exactly how much you will need to pay.
  • Please pay your tuition fee or return the direct debit authorisation before 1 september. If we do not receive your payment and the required documents (see the document checklist below) before 1 september, you will not be properly enrolled and will not be able to start your study programme!
  • You can find information about paying your tuition fee here.

Documents to submit

Documents to submit

Once you have been admitted to the programme of your choice, you will receive a request from Maastricht University (UM) to submit copies of certain documents to the university.

Attention: UK students receive their final A level results shortly after the deadline of 15 August. We urge you to upload a copy or computer print out of the official document via the UM Portal as soon as you get it. The sooner you upload the document, the sooner your application can be processed.

Checklist of documents to submit:

  • Passport photo (see this page for requirements)
  • Copy of your passport and/or residence permit
  • Certified copy of your diploma or declaration of graduation
  • Proof of registration with your municipal council:
    • If you live in the Netherlands, you will need to submit proof of your registration in the Municipal Personal Records Database (GBA-registratie), unless you have received an email stating that Studielink has checked your GBA registration and found it satisfactory.
    • If you live within the residence area but outside the Netherlands, you will need to submit proof of your registration with your local municipal council to the desk of the Student Services Centre.
  • If you intend to pay your tuition fee in instalments: the signed direct debit authorisation. N.B: You may only pay in instalments if you have a Dutch bank account. If you have questions about this, please contact our call centre.
  • If you are enrolling in a numerus fixus programme: your proof of placement (plaatsingsbewijs)
  • If you are already paying tuition fees to a different institution: your proof of tuition fee payment (Bewijs Betaling Collegegeld)

You are only officially enrolled once you have submitted all the required documents and we have received your payment or signed direct debit authorisation. You will then receive your certificate of enrolment and UM student ID card.


  • It may be that you do not yet have the results of your language exam. Provided that you take the exam before 1 September, you will be conditionally admitted to your study programme. This conditional admission will be exchanged for definitive admission once we receive proof that you have passed the exam. If your mark is insufficient, you will not be admitted to the programme.

N.B: You can submit your request for study financing via the DUO – IB-groep website.

Applying for a visa

Non-EU students need to have a visa in order to study in the Netherlands. The UM Visa Office will get in touch with all incoming students from non-EU countries. If you have questions about this, please send an email to visa@maastrichtuniversity.nl

More information

If you have questions about your registration, please contact the Student Services Centre.