Admission & registration
Admission and registration for the academic year 2021/22 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 2: Check the application deadlines and register via Studielink.nl.
Admission and registration in 5 steps
Check the admission requirements
Do you meet the requirements?
When you apply, Maastricht University (UM) will assess whether your prior education makes you admissible. Therefore, it is very important that you check beforehand whether you satisfy the requirements.
You will receive a message once UM has made the decision. Additional documents may be required to assess your prior education. If so, you will receive a request by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox.
Please note: Click on “Admission requirements” in the dark blue menu on the left-hand side of this page to find out more about the requirements for this programme.
Check the application deadlines and register via Studielink.nl
Create an account and select your programme
Applying via Studielink
You can register for a study programme via Studielink. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which programme you would like to register for. After registration in Studielink, you should continue with step 3: Upload your documents.
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 2021
Start admissions: 1 October 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 1 May 2021, 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa and/or residence permit: up to and including 1 April 2021, 23:59 CET
In Studielink you need to choose the starting moment. Please make sure to select September 2021 in the pulldown-menu, so that you will apply for the start of the next academic year.
Upload your documents in MyUM
Check which documents are required
After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email from Maastricht University (UM) within 24 hours. This email contains your personal student number and a password. You can use this information to access the MyUM portal , the intranet of Maastricht University.
In order to complete your registration, you need to upload the required documents (as indicated below) via MyUM as soon as possible.
Please note: If you accidentally upload a wrong document in the MyUM portal, you can no longer remove it from your digital file. However, you can still upload the right document, but this does not replace the incorrect one. UM judges which documents are right.
- A recent passport picture: The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
- A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card: Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’.
- A copy of your most recent list of grades and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it.
- Evidence of additional courses or tests in the required subjects (if applicable)
- Outcome of your language test with sufficient result (if applicable)
- A request for credit transfer (if applicable)
Only complete registrations will be taken into consideration. All documents must be in Dutch, English or German.
Continuation of the admissions procedure
You (conditionally) meet the requirements and your application will be processed
Maastricht University offers you the opportunity to make use of a Matching procedure. The purpose of Matching is to gain a better understanding of the study programme you have chosen and how well the programme fits your needs and expectations.
This matching procedure is a voluntary part of the admissions procedure.
For the bachelor’s programme European Studies our Matching procedure is as follows:
You will receive an online intake questionnaire on the email address you have specified in Studielink. The more open and spontaneous your answers are, the better the feedback and advice can be. Read the descriptions of the courses and the programme information before you answer the questions.
Once you have completed the procedure, the Board of Admissions will evaluate the results and send you a response by email.Read more about the admissions procedures in general
Complete your registration
Fulfil all registration criteria and pay your tuition
After you have completed step 4, you will receive a request from Maastricht University (UM) that you need to pay your tuition fees.
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.
Upload or send any documents still required
If any of your documents are still missing, you will receive a message about this from the Student Services Centre (SSC). The documents concerned are listed in the message. Upload the requested documents as quickly as possible in the MyUM Portal, or send these by post to the SSC if that is requested.
Questions about admission and registration?
Then contact the Student Services Centre:
Visiting address: Bonnefantenstraat 2 (Mon-Fri from 8.30 to 18.00)
Postal address: PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands