The admission requirements for academic year 2020/21 for the bachelor’s programme Arts and culture depend on your prior qualifications. Check below which requirements apply to you.
Prospective students with a Dutch diploma
If you have one of the diplomas stated below then, in principle, you are directly admissible:
- Dutch VWO-diploma
- HBO or OU propaedeutic diploma
Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma
If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme. Check if this applies for your diploma.
If your diploma is not included in this list, it must be evaluated by UM first.
Prospective students who do not meet the requirements
Entrance exam, Colloquium Doctum
If you do not have the required diploma, or do not meet the additional requirements, you can still qualify by passing an entrance exam (the so called Colloquium Doctum).
If you pass the Colloquium Doctum and submit the requested proof of language proficiency, you will qualify for enrolment in the bachelor’s programme.
Maastricht University offers a year-long Foundation Programme that helps international students meet admission requirements. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor's programme, and English language skills (depending on your level).
After successfully completing the Foundation Programme, you will be eligible for admission to this bachelor’s programme. Additionally, the Foundation Programme offers support outside of the classroom and organizes events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands and at Maastricht University.
Learn more about the Foundation Programme
If you have followed university or higher vocational education before, you may qualify for exemptions. This means you can use the results you obtained elsewhere for your programme at Maastricht University.
In practice, requests for exemptions from regular courses and skills training courses are rarely approved. Only exemption from the 30 ECTS credits in the free fifth semester is possible.
A request for exemptions will only be taken into consideration after you have enrolled in the programme as a student.
For more information on credit transfer please contact the Board of Examiners of this programme:BoE-fasos[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
Language requirements for English-language bachelor programmes
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
Answer the questions below to find out if you meet the language requirements.
Binding Study Advice
This programme has a Binding Study Advice. This means that in your first year of the programme, you must obtain a minimum of 42 out of 60 ECTS credits. Students who fail to earn enough credits will receive a negative Binding Study Advice that leads to exclusion from the programme for a period of six years. All students who are at risk of receiving a negative Binding Study Advice will receive a warning after the first semester.