English language requirements

Students taking bachelor's courses:
English is the language of instruction in all programmes. As the Problem Based Learning method requires active participation of students in group meetings, it is of the utmost importance that you have a good working knowledge of English. This means that you must be able to read the required literature, to participate in tutorial group discussions, and to take written and oral examinations.

The programme responsible (coordinator) at your home university has to state that your level of English is sufficient in order to actively participate in English taught courses by signing the ECTS statement home university.

However, we do not require formal proof of fluency if a student will take only bachelor's courses.

Students taking master's courses:
Students who want to participate in master's courses will need to provide proof of sufficient English language level. For exchange students we will accept a certificate of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Other certificates that suffice are TOEFL internet-based with a score 90 or more, IELTS 6.5 or more, CPE (all grades), CAE A, B or C+
Native speakers and students taking their degree programme in English are exempted (be it that visa requirements with regard to language level may apply and cannot be exempted)

Language Centre Maastricht University
The Language Centre offers several language courses. If you are interested in courses we advise you to register as soon as possible as access is limited (application form available on website mentioned above). Questions regarding language courses have to be referred directly to the Language Centre.