4. The admissions procedure
You have received a message from UM stating that you are eligible for admission to your chosen programme. The admission and placement procedure which now follows, differs depending on the type of programme you have registered for.
The information on this page is about academic year 2021/22. Open the pdf below for the information of academic year 2020/21 (start September 2020 or February 2021).
Free bachelor's programmes with matching
You have applied for a programme with matching procedure
Matching to help you choose
If you want to, you can still complete the matching procedure. The aim of matching is to assess whether you and your chosen programme are a good match. Matching can involve an interview, an online questionnaire or some other activity followed by a recommendation.
Privacy statement matching procedure
Read more about the privacy statement for the matching procedure
Programmes with matching procedure:
You have applied for a fixus programme
Fixus programmes are programmes with a limit to the number of available places.
The selection procedure of fixus programmes is a combination of performances and/or characteristics with at least one non-cognitive criterion (e.g. motivation or activities outside of school) and at least one cognitive criterion (e.g. marks or a selection test) are assessed to gain as complete a picture of you as possible. As only a limited number of places are available for these programmes, all applicants for the programme concerned are compared to each other.
The Dutch application system Studielink refers to www.startstuderen.nl and www.studiekeuze123.nl for more detailed explanations of application terms and – procedures. Unfortunately at this point in time, there is no English version of these websites, so please find below a number of terms and their explanations.
Demonstrate that you satisfy the admission criteria
Besides the level of your high school education, there can be additional subject requirements in for example mathematics, physics, etc. Please check the specific requirements via the programme of your choice. The deadline for submitting the necessary documents (diploma and/or transcripts, passport) will be 15 January 2021, 23:59 CET.
Meet the requirements for the selection procedure
Criteria will differ per programme, but for each fixus programme you will need to submit additional documents, participate in tests or even come to Maastricht for a selection day. Please check the specific requirements under the programme of your choice. Do note that only complete applications will lead to an assessment by the selection committee. Without an assessment, you will not take part in selection. It will therefore be impossible for you to get a ranking number and it will then be impossible to get a place for the programme.
The result for the selection procedure will be announced on 15 April 2021. You will receive your ranking number and additional information via Studielink and via email.
Additional information about the procedure
- You can submit two applications for fixus programmes in the Netherlands.For specific information, please check the information from the Dutch government. Please note that you can only attend 1 fixus programme, so if you get a place for both programmes, you will need to choose;
- There is a limit to the number of times you can participate in a selection procedure of a fixus programme. This maximum number differs per programme. See for more information the programme you applied for.
Regulations on selection for bachelor's programmes with restricted intake, 2021/22 academic year
Website Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) of the Dutch Government
Overview of the bachelor programmes of Maastricht University
You have applied for a selective programme
For a number of study programmes UM strives to select students with a profound interest in one or more specific topics by a certain level of motivation. A wide range of criteria are used to determine the compatibility between your interests and the study programme.
- previous education
- your CV
- your letter of motivation
- a personal interview
There is no limit to the amount of study programmes with a selective admissions process you can apply to.
You will receive notification from the UM about your admission
We will notify you on completion of this step. There are two possible outcomes: you are admitted/conditionally admitted, or your registration request has been denied.
You are admitted/conditionally admitted
If you have been admitted/conditionally admitted, go directly to Step 5. Complete your application.
Your application is rejected
If you have not been admitted to your chosen programme, you will receive a letter to this effect. The letter states why you were not admitted to the programme.
Would you like more information about why you were not admitted? Please contact the faculty of the programme you applied for.
Contact Student Services Centre
Student Services Centre (SSC)
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