Admission & registration
Admission and registration for a bachelor's programme at Maastricht University (UM) consists of the following five steps. Please read the procedure carefully and make sure to fulfil all steps in time. The deadline for this programme can be found under step 1.
Admission and registration in 5 steps
Check your deadline and register via Studielink.nl a.s.a.p.
Create an account and select your programme
You can register for a study programme via Studielink. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which programme you would like to register for. If you are registered in a Dutch municipality, you can only register using your DigiD. If you do not yet have a DigiD, you will need to request one. If you do not (yet) live in the Netherlands, you still register via Studielink, but you will not be able to use DigiD. Instead, you create a Studielink account yourself and UM will check your personal details.
Start September 2017
Non-EU/EEA-students: 5 January 2017
EU/EEA-students: 1 March 2017
Start February 2018
All applicants: 1 October 2017
University College Maastricht reviews all applications on a rolling basis. There is thus no need to wait until the deadline. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
All applications submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.Read more about registering via Studielink
Upload your documents in MyUM
Check which documents are required
After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email from UM within 24 hours. This email contains your personal student number and a password. You can use this information to access the MyUM portal.
In order to complete your registration, please upload the following documents via MyUM as soon as possible:
- A recent passport picture
- A copy of your passport or your EU/EEA identity card (valid on 1 September 2017)
- A certified copy of your diploma* and/or grades transcript. If you have not yet received your diploma, you can upload the grades transcript.
If you graduate before 1 September but you do not have your diploma before 1 September, then you will have to upload a diploma statement to complete your registration.
- Letter of motivation (see Admission requirements, Letter of motivation)
- Outcome of your language test (see Admission requirements, English Proficiency)
- A Credit Transfer request (see Admission requirements, Credit Transfer)
Please make sure to upload all of the required documents, otherwise your application will not be taken into consideration.
*If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official lists of grades. You must, however, have graduated prior to starting your studies at UCM.
UM assesses your admissibility
Do you meet the requirements?
On the basis of the documents you have uploaded in the MyUM Portal, UM assesses whether your prior education makes you admissible to the bachelor’s programme of your choice.
There are three possible outcomes:
- You are admissible. You will continue to step 4 of the admissions procedure.
- You are not admissible. Your application process ends here.
- You are conditionally admissible. This can be due to missing documents, because you are not admissible based on your prior education, or because you have not taken compulsory courses.
UM will send you an email about the outcome, if necessary with more information about what steps to follow next.Read more about admissibility in general
Continuation of the admissions procedure
You (conditionally) meet the requirements and your application will be processed
The Board of Admissions will review and assess your application and will decide whether you are invited for an interview.
The admissions interview
The interview focuses on your academic plans and how you intend to accomplish these through an education at UCM. The interview is conducted by two UCM staff members in English and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. In exceptional cases, it might be possible to have an interview by Skype.
Inform yourself well about UCM before the interview. Sources to do so are this website, the brochure, the UCM Course Catalogue and (if possible) a visit to an Open Day and/or Experience Day.
After the interview
Within four weeks, the Board of Admissions will decide whether or not to invite you to attend UCM.
Finalise your registration
Fulfil all registration criteria and pay your tuition
After you have completed step 4, we will request that you pay your tuition fees. As soon as you have received this message, you have to pay your tuition fee. You can do this by transferring the money to UM, by giving UM a digital direct debit authorisation or by handing in a hardcopy authorisation. Please note that this notification does not mean you are officially enrolled at UM – you will receive a separate notification about that.
Please make sure that you pay your tuition fee on time, so you can commence your study programme at the beginning of the academic year.
Questions about admission and registration?
Then contact the Student Services Centre:
+31 43 388 5388
6211 KL Maastricht
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MAASTRICHT APPLICANTS
- UCM has two intakes: September and February
- UCM is a selective programme, please click here for more information
- Select ‘Liberal Arts and Sciences (UCM)’ as your study programme in Studielink
Contact UCM Office of Admissions
+ 31 43 388 5698