Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Foundation Programme vary depending on which bachelor's programme you want to do after the Foundation Programme. Below you will find some guidelines.

English level

To provide proof of your English proficiency you need to obtain a minimum score on the IELTS exam (or equivalent English proficiency exam). This minimum score varies depending on the bachelor programme you will enrol in after the Foundation Programme.

IELTS 5.5

(with a minimum score of 5.0 for each test component - listening, reading, writing and speaking)

  • Economics and Business Economics

  • European Public Health
  • International Business
  • Data Science and Knowledge Engineering
  • Econometrics and Operations Research

IELTS 6.0

(with a minimum score of 5.0 for each test component - listening, reading, writing and speaking)

  • European Law School

  • Arts and Culture
  • European Studies
  • Digital society
  • Maastricht Science Programme
  • University College Venlo

Please note: Depending on your high school education and native language, you can be exempt from handing in proof of English proficiency. Contact us directly for detailed information.

(Near) native speakers can be exempt from their first English course and obtain a €2000-Euro discount. Contact us for more information or to apply for this discount.

Mathematics

All our students, regardless of their chosen track, need to pass at least the basic Foundation Programme mathematics course. Having successfully taken mathematics in high school is therefore necessary.