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.
Please note: this step will take extra time so it is important that you apply early, preferably before 1 April.
If you register after 1 April 2018, it is possible that you cannot start the programme in academic year 2018/19. Reason might be that assessing the admissibility and / or working to eliminate one (or more) deficiencies, may not be completed in time.
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 entrance test or the Colloquium Doctum and submit the requested proof of language proficiency, you will qualify for enrolment in the relevant bachelor’s 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 24 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 English
This bachelor is taught in English. You must therefore have a thorough active and passive command of English. No additional evidence of sufficient command of the English language is required if you meet any of the following criteria:
- you are a native English speaker
- you finished your secondary education in an EU/EEA country
- you have obtained an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
If you do not meet any of these criteria, you have to provide evidence of sufficient command of the English language by either an IELTS, or a TOEFL test. You have to prepare and register for one of these tests yourself.
The required scores are:
- IELTS test: minimum score overall 6
- TOEFL test: overall, paper-based minimum score 550
- TOEFL test: overall, internet-based minimum score 80
- TOEFL test: overall, computer-based minimum score 213
Plan your test in time. It can take some time before you get the results.
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.