Coachcafé - two new editions coming up
Personal development for young alumni
The Coach Café is an evening programme which is intended for young alumni (who graduated no more than five years previously) and involves three rounds of discussions. Each round will focus on one question:
1. What is your talent?
2. What is your dream?
3. What is your next step?
Each meeting will involve three participants, young alumni of Maastricht University, and one coach. The coach will supervise the discussion, ask stimulating questions, inspire the participants and help them find answers.
The concept has proved successful and similar events have been organised in various locations in the Netherlands for years. It helps young alumni to adopt a more mindful approach to what their true strengths and wishes are.
Up until now two editions of the Coachcafé have already taken place. A new bilingual edition will take place in Maastricht on Tuesday, 7 November and an edition in Utrecht on Tuesday, 28 November. For more information on the Coachcafé you can contact us via alumni[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.
Life long learning
Maastricht University has a wide range of postgraduate programmes. So there's always a possibility to broaden or update your knowledge long after you have graduated.
UM offers short courses, workshops and study programmes over a longer period of time. Also, the Language Centre has lots to offer if you have ambitions to learn a new language or improve one you master already.
If you don’t know where to start looking for a job after graduating, you can turn to UM Career Services, which provides UM alumni with career planning support up to half a year after graduation.
Career Services offers support including training and individual guidance as well as Quick Career Advice by a career adviser.
For more information see: 'Support'.
Do you have a job in which you regularly communicate with international colleagues? Would you like to further develop your oral skills so you will be more convincing when giving presentations? How do you write good notes in a another language? Or would you like to prepare for a Cambridge examination or IELTS test so that you can include your level of English on your CV?
If so, the Language Centre is the place to be. It provides language training (individual or in-company group training) in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Italian. The training ranges from beginners to advanced level and will be given by experienced teachers, most of whom have experience in the business world. The Language Centre also provides an editing and translation service for any documents that need that professional edge.
You can find more information on the Language Centre website. If you would like to meet with us to discuss language training for your company or organisation, just let us know and we would be happy to arrange a meeting with you.
A special service: your lifelong email account
This is an extra mail address which is linked to your student mailbox. The login procedure is exactly the same as for your student email account and you are still able to access mails from your student email account. Your alumni mail account becomes active after your graduation date and will last eternally. To forward your alumni mail account to another mail account (e.g. a hotmail or gmail account) you can follow this manual
Please note that PhD's who have not studied at Maastricht University before their PhD program unfortunately don't receive an alumni mail account. This is due to the fact that these alumni did not have a student account during their PhD program but an employee mail account.
For questions about your alumni e-mailaccount contact us at:
Forgot your password
If you forgot the password of your alumni e-mail account, we advise you to send an e-mail to the ICTS Service desk with the request to reset the password for your alumni e-mail account.
You will need to attach a copy of your passport (for verification reasons) and your phone number in order for them to be able to reach you. After the reset of your password they will call you to provide you with a new password.
Diploma's, gradelists and proof of payment
For a copy of your diploma and/or a transcript of records you can send an e-mail to the faculty in question:
School of Business and Economics
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Sciences
University College Maastricht
Maastricht Science Programme
Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering
International Centre for Integrated Assessment & Sustainable Development
UNU-MERIT / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Alumni are cordially welcome to the University Library. The University Library understands the information needs of alumni from Maastricht University (UM). The world of academic information is changing rapidly and the University Library would like to share knowledge about these changes with UM graduates.
Services for alumni
The University Library offers alumni the following services:
- access to both library locations (in the inner city and in Randwyck)
- explanation on the spot by library staff about the services you can expect
- use of all hardcopy and electronic* information sources in the building, including the learning and Resource Centre
- possibility of borrowing books
- possibility of requesting books and journals from the closed stacks of the University Library and - for a fee - from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan system (ILL))
- free participation in information skills education from the University Library, such as specific training in how to search specialised databases. You can register for these courses via the University Library website.
To get access to these services we would like to ask you to become a member of the University Library. You can do this by going to the University Library desk and announce yourself as a UM alumnus (the library will verify this with us). For € 36.50 per year, you will receive a UM card which is activated as a library card. With your first registration you will receive a voucher, worth € 5,-, for printing and copying purposes.
With this gesture to alumni, the University Library supports UM's alumni policy. Most electronic information sources require a physical presence in the library and, as regards licences, cannot be accessed from home or elsewhere.
UM alumni are entitled to a UM SPORTS membership for the rest of their lives, and can thus make use of the sports facilities at Maastricht University. Continue to join your favourite group class, training or course, stay in shape by working out in the gym or join the UM Cycling or UM Running community.
The UM Sports website offers information about the sports programme, the memberships and special alumni rates. Visit the service desk at the University Sports Centre (P. Debyeplein 15, Maastricht) if you decide to become a member; bring your student id and bank card.
Studium Generale is a University department which offers a programme of academic and On Stage activities. You can attend lectures, debates, Science Cafés, Lecture Series on important scientific and social issues. The On Stage program presents a variety of activities such as comedy, theatre and pop music and world music. Most of the lectures and debates can be attended for free. For the On Stage activities Studium Generale charges a modest admission fee. UM alumni get a 50% discount on the Lecture Series.
More information: Studium Generale