1. Do I need a TOEFL and a GMAT or GRE test score if I want to apply for a master’s programme?
In general, you need to do a GMAT or GRE test if you haven’t completed your bachelor’s programme at SBE. However, if you have completed an academic minor or academic pre-master’s programme at Hogeschool Zuyd, Fontys Hogescholen or NHTV Breda, you may be eligible to apply for the master’s programme in International Business without certain further entry requirements, such as the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL or IELTS tests.
As proof of English language proficiency, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score, a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or proof of being a native English speaker, is mandatory if you are a national from a country that is not a member of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA).
2. Can I send in my GMAT or GRE results after the application deadline, if I have completed the rest of my application before the deadline?
To be able to assess your file in time for the start of the programme, the Admissions Office will need a complete file, including test results (GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS) by the deadline. Therefore we would advise you to take the required tests at the latest two weeks before the deadline. If we receive the test results later, we can no longer guarantee that we can handle your application in time.
3. Can I get an exemption for the GMAT or GRE test?
Students who have followed and passed four or more 2nd or 3rd year courses here at the School of Business and Business Administration may be exempted of GMAT/GRE requirement. Please note that this is only possible if you hold/are finishing a university bachelor's degree (not a Hogeschool or Fachhochschule). Please note that the courses you can use for this exemption differ per programme.
Only for the MSc in Management of Learning it is possible to replace your GMAT/GRE with an analytical paper, the other programmes require an official GMAT/GRE score.
4. Which scholarship opportunities are available for me?
Information on scholarship and financial aid opportunities at Maastricht University can be found on this website. In addition, you can find information on scholarship programmes offered by external institutions and organisations.
5. Can I apply for 2 master’s programmes at the same time?
It is possible to apply for more than one programme, track or concentration. If you are applying for more than one programme, the Admissions Office needs separate motivation essays. If you are applying for multiple tracks or concentrations within one programme, you can just submit one application package. In that case, please submit an application for your preferred track/concentration only; you can change this if you are admitted.
a. I have problems with my application in Studielink. Who should I contact?
Please click here to contact the Studielink Helpdesk.
b. I have problems with the application for my courses (MyUM). Who should I contact?
Please contact our students to guide you through the application process.
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7. What are the tuition fees for studying at the SBE?
Please click here for more information about the tuition fees.
8. What are the application deadlines?
If you’re applying for a master’s programme starting in September, you must meet the following application deadlines:
- 1 June for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland (except for applicants research master’s programmes)
- 1 May for students from other countries, who need a visa or residence permit and for all applicants for our research master’s programmes
If you’re applying for a master’s programme starting in February, you must meet the following application deadlines:
- 1 December for students from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
- 1 October for students from other countries, who need a visa or resicence permit
9. When can I start? Does my preferred programme only have a September start or can I also start in February?
- All master’s programmes
- MSc Financial Economics
- MSc Fiscal Economics
- MSc Infonomics
- MSc International Business
- MSc International Economic Studies
10. Which programmes are available part-time? When and how many hours will I have class?
Currently, part-time options are offered in the following tracks of the International Business master’s programme:
- Entrepreneurship and SME Management
- Information Management
- Strategic Marketing
- Strategy and Innovation
- Supply Chain Management
All tracks start twice yearly in February and September. All tracks, except for Accountancy, are generally taught twice a week in the evening from 19.00 to 21.00 o’clock in English. Please note that some lectures and exams may take place during the day. The Accountancy programme is taught in Dutch and classes are on Fridays during the day.
11. What is the procedure if I want to follow separate courses at your school, without being registered as a full-time student?
You can become a contract student. On a contract basis you can participate in courses and take exams, and you can use the University Library and other UM facilities. Are you a BSc or MSc student already studying at Maastricht University, but not at the School of Business and Economics? You can take individual courses and skills as a subsidiary student. If you are a PhD candidate, you can follow courses as well. Please consult your PhD supervisor which courses fit into your training programme. Please click here for more information on admission requirements and the application procedure.
12. Is there a possibility to do an internship or study abroad during my MSc?
Yes, there are limited possibilities to do so. Please contact the Internship Office with regard to Internships:
Please contact Ruth Reynders of the International Relations Office with regard to study abroad possibilities:
13. Do you offer a pre-master programme?
We do not offer a pre-master programme. You will have to take the GMAT or GRE test in order to apply for a master’s programme.
14. I am a non-EU citizen, do I have to apply for an entrance visa/residence permit myself?
If you are admissible to one of our programmes, we will help you with the visa procedure. The Visa Office at the Student Services Center will be notified of your admission and will contact you about the procedure.