Maastricht University has two intake moments: September for all bachelor's programmes and February for a limited number of bachelor's programmes. There are different deadlines for either intake moment.
Deadlines for bachelor's programmes starting in September 2013
The application deadline for most bachelor's programmes is 31 August. Application deadlines for bachelor's programmes with a numerus fixus are different from programmes without a numerus fixus. Also for University College Maastricht and Maastricht Science Programme different application deadlines apply!
Please note: Do you want to apply for a programme with a numerus fixus and you do not have a DigiD on time? Then please contact the Student Services Centre as soon as possible via telephone: + 31 (0)43 388 5388.
Deadlines for bachelor programmes starting in February 2013
BA Liberal Arts and Sciences - Maastricht Science Programme (MSC): Register for February 2013 is no longer possible
BA Liberal Arts and Sciences - University College Maastricht (UCM): Register for February 2013 is no longer possible
Application deadlines for programmes with a numerus fixus are different from programmes without a numerus fixus.
Deadlines for programmes with a numerus fixus:
The following Maastricht University programmes have a numerus fixus:
- See the website of International Business for more details about the deadlines
- See the website of Economics and Business Economics for more details about the deadlines
- See the website of Medicine for more details about the deadlines
- See the website of Psychology for more details about the deadlines
- See the website of Biomedical Sciences for more details about the deadlines
- European Law School - deadline May 15th
- Dutch Law - deadline May 15th
- Tax Law - deadline May 15th
Application deadlines for programmes without a numerus fixus:
- 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 recommended 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.
Application deadlines University College Maastricht and Maastricht Science programme:
For University College Maastricht and Maastricht Science Programme different application deadlines apply! For more information on the different dates please check the University College Maastricht and Maastricht Science Programme faculty pages.
After you have applied through Studielink, you will receive your login details for My UM Portal within 24 hours. My UM portal is the university’s intranet – you will use it for everything you need as a (prospective) student, including uploading your documents, your schedule, registering for exams and graduation.
Before you start:
- please use Windows Internet Explorer (including if you are using Apple) to make sure there are no errors on the webpage
- make sure you have a digital copy of your passport or ID card (if you have EU/EEA nationality) and a recent passport photo on hand
To complete your application, please follow the steps below.
- log in to the My UM portal using your personal student number/ID and password
- click on the ‘Upload Documents’ button in the navigation menu to the left. You can see from the check marks next to the documents if they have been successfully uploaded.
You always have to upload the following documents:
• a copy of your diploma and list of grades, or, if you haven’t got a diploma yet, your most recent list of grades
• a valid passport
Please note: save your passport or ID card (if you have EU/EEA nationality) as passport copy, not passport photo;
• a passport photograph (meeting the following requirements)
Should it be relevant to your situation, also upload the following documents:
• proof of language test (NT2, TOEFL or IELTS), if already in your possession
• translation of your diploma or list of grades, if these are not in Dutch, English, German or French
• proof of additional courses or tests in the required subjects
Then close the window or log out.
NB: Please follow these guidelines for uploading documents:
- Permitted formats: doc, docx, txt, pdf, jpg and jpeg.
- Maximum size of 10 MB per document.
Are you not sure which documents to upload?
Check your ‘application & registration’ tab on the website of the course of your choice.
For any questions on the use of the My UM Portal, please contact the Student Services Centre.
When you apply, you should take the following into account:
- If you want to do a programme that starts in September, you have to start your studies in September. If you are in a programme that only starts in February you have to start studying in February. In other words, it is not possible to register during other times of the year. In exceptional cases UM may deviate from this rule.
- The amount of the tuition fees you need to pay depends on such factors as your nationality, place of residence or whether you are doing your first or second study programme. In order to determine your tuition fees, you can consult the tuition fees guide.
- You must transfer the tuition fees or return a signed authorisation form to us within two weeks of having received a notice of payment, which, at any rate, must be paid before 1 September at the latest. If your payment has not been received before 1 September, you cannot start your study. Read more about the payment of your tuition fees.
- If you have been accepted into a numerus fixus programme, you need to make sure that you will have met all your registration requirements within two weeks of having received your confirmation of admission. In other words, make sure you have submitted all necessary documents and have paid your tuition fees. If you want to know more about what you need to submit, click on the ‘application & registration’ tab on the website of the programme of your choice.
- Also make sure that you either upload the required registration documents and/or send them to the Student Services Centre as soon as possible, but before 1 September at the latest. If these have not been registered with us before 1 September, you cannot start your study.
NB: You can submit your request for study financing via the DUO 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 in order to assist you with the procedure. If you have questions about this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about your application or registration, please contact the Student Services Centre.
For questions regarding admissibility you may contact the Faculty of your chosen programme: