Prospective students with a Dutch diploma
You are directly admissible if you have one of the following diplomas:
- Dutch vwo diploma, new style, all profiles
- Dutch vwo diploma, old style, preferably with mathematics
- Hbo propedeuse, or bachelor’s degree, preferably with mathematics
- OU propedeuse, preferably with mathematics
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 with a non-equivalent non-Dutch diploma
If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is not equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma, then you may be eligible for the Foundation Programme. This is a one-year, full-time programme that prepares motivated international students to be eligible for a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University.
Read more about the Foundation programme
Prospective students who do not meet the admission requirements
If you do not meet the requirements, you can still qualify by passing the entrance exam (colloquium doctum exam). You should at least be 21.
To qualify for the entrance exam (colloquium doctum exam) you have to proof your command of the English language and mathematics at vwo level by means of certificates in these two subjects. You have to arrange obtaining the certificates yourself.
- If you only need to take the preliminary mathematics exam, we refer to: CCVX (Dutch)
- You can take mathematics courses at: Boswell-Beta (Dutch)
- For English language courses we refer to: Babel (Dutch)
- Or take a language course at the UM-language centre
As soon as you have passed the exams, you have to upload the certificates in the MyUM portal.
Inform the Student Services Centre (SSC) by email study[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl, attn. UM admissions, that you have added the certificates in the MyUM portal.
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
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.
Students who are of the opinion that they have already obtained comparable subjects earlier can request exemptions. The subjects must be equivalent in terms of content, study hours and level.
A request for exemption can only be considered if you have already registered.
For more information about exemptions, you can send an email to the Board of Examiners of FHML: ec-health[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
(Binding) study advice
At the end of year 1 of the study programme, every student receives advice on whether or not to continue his/her study. This advice is not binding. However, students must obtain a predetermined number of study credits to be admitted to the second year of the programme. The number of credits that must be earned, is documented in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) of each study programme.