Working at UM

UM strives to remain an attractive employer. We are convinced that we can achieve this by challenging and encouraging staff and students to get the best out of themselves, by deploying staff in those areas in which they perform best and feel most at home, and by hiring and retaining staff who fit with UM’s profile and ambitions.

To this end, internationalisation – most clearly reflected in the diverse nationalities and cultures represented at the university – is an explicit objective, as is the growing importance of English language skills in all positions within UM.

Knowledge Centre for International Staff

Maastricht University is keen to provide its international employees and their family members with a warm welcome and a good start to their stay in Maastricht or its surrounds.

 Are you a new foreign incoming employee? 
 Are you a current foreign UM employee? 
 Are you a UM employee and will you be posted abroad? 

Your HR adviser will inform KCIS of all new foreign employees joining us at Maastricht University or of UM employees being posted abroad. KCIS will then contact you to guide you through the various steps necessary to start working for the university.

You will find all necessary information for international employees on the KCIS website.


  • Selection Model 2017

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Would you still want to make use of the selection model for 2017, completed forms and statements need to be send to Finance, Payroll Department, DUB30 before 1 December 2017. Any forms or statements received after 1 December 2017 will not be processed.

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  • New Regulations

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    As of 1 September 2017 two new regulations will become effective:
    Tenure Track Regulations for the position of Assistant Professor and Recruitment, Selection and appointment of Professors at Maastricht University.

    Both regulations can be found on the Maastricht University website.

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  • New CAO

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Previously we informed you that Dutch Universities agreed with unions to a new Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

    The full text of the CAO NU is now available on the website of VSNU. Currently only a Dutch version is available of the appendix; VSNU will commission a translation as soon as possible.

    The duration of this collective agreement is from 2 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 and has been extended until 1 July 2018.

    In the next period texts on the UM-website will be adapted.

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After work

Life is more than just work. In Maastricht you are in the right place for relaxation and conviviality. What does this magnificent city have to offer? A wide range of culture, from theater to film (two movie theaters and a cinema), from opera to jazz. (Experimental) art, design and architecture in museums and presentation settings.

Visit the following websites for lots of fun activities and events in and around Maastricht. uitagenda   
 Studium Generale  
 VVV Maastricht  
 Theater aan het Vrijthof  




TEFAF Maastricht is the world's leading art fair and a must see for art collectors and representatives of museums. TEFAF Maastricht presents the best works of the approximately 275 major galleries from twenty countries.

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Work Smart / Travel Smart

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Maastricht Bereikbaar
Because of the work on the A2 motorway and the construction of the tunnel, all kinds of initiatives were started to reduce the number of movements around Maastricht. Maastricht University has signed an agreement and therefore committed itself to work actively with this.

For an overview of all initiatives for UM employees, see Slim werken / Slim reizen (at this moment only available in Dutch).