Additional requirement master's FHML - GRE-test


Some candidates need to pass a GRE-test. The GRE is a standardised test. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills.

In case the GRE-requirement applies to you, no exemptions will be made to this requirement.

You have to register for this test yourself. Plan your test in time.

The score report needs to be uploaded in the My UM portal and sent by email to before the application deadline. Keep the deadline in mind when planning your test date, since it can take three weeks before you receive the result of the test.

GRE-certificates handed in after the application deadline, will not be considered anymore.

Registration GRE-test
When registering for the GRE-test you can be requested to provide an institution and/or department code number. In that case indicate the following:

  • the Maastricht University Institution code number: 7102
  • the department code number: 0699: Health and Medical Sciences-Other.

You need to select the general test, not the subject test.

The minimum required scores of the GRE-test are: 

  • Verbal reasoning: 144
  • Quantitative reasoning: 144
  • Analytical writing: 3.0

Any score below these scores will result in rejection of your application.


The Educational Testing Service (ETS) is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option  The test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online.

For more detailed information about the GRE-test (registration, test centres and dates), please visit the website of the Educational Testing Service