Have you always been fascinated with the idea that you can help improve people’s health? Are you curious, with good interpersonal skills and can you work well in teams? Then a bachelor's in Medicine at Maastricht University might be the right thing for you. Our bachelor’s programme takes a hands-on approach from the onset; you’ll come into contact with patients early on in your studies. Additionally, you’ll take skills labs, where you practice medical skills with (and on) your fellow students and simulated patients, and acquire other practical skills, such as delivering bad news. After the bachelor's programme, almost all students continue on to do a master's in Medicine. Once you have completed the master's programme, you’ll be ready to work in a hospital as a resident physician, during which time you’ll be trained as a specialist. It will be easy for you to find a good position after you graduate, because the Dutch numerus clausus system ensures that the number of graduates do not exceed the number of doctors needed in the country.


You are in your final year of secondary school, you know what you want to study, and you have visited us during an Open Day. Now you would like to take it one sterp further: you would like to experience the study programme yourself. In that case, you could attend an Experience Day. You will attend classes and experience what it is like to work together with others in a tutorial group. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions to students and staff.

More on the programme on our Virtual Open Day

Experience what it’s really like to study at UM:

  • Explore our facilities
  • Learn about student life in Maastricht
  • Hear what students say

Take a virtual tour

  • One of my favourite parts of the programme are the Simulated Patient Contacts, where you have the opportunity to practice your consultation skills with actors.
    Joshua Field (UK), International Track in Medicine

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  • Team Maastricht wins national medical contest

    Team Maastricht wins national medical contest

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    On Saturday 13 May, the sixth edition of the largest interfaculty medical contest in the Netherlands was being held: the RFC. Team Maastricht placed first, winning the title of best medical faculty.

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  • Students Going The Extra Mile

    'Nice to meet you, I’m the person behind the patient’

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    In 2016, Sjim Romme and Matthijs Bosveld received the UM Student Prize. They are taking a gap year from their studies in 2017/18 so they can get one step closer to their dream: people-focused healthcare in which the symptoms of patients play a central role through people-focused medical education.

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  • UM partnering with Universidade Católica Portuguesa for new medical faculty in Cascais, Portugal

    New Portuguese medical faculty based on the UM model

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    In February 2017, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and UM-FHML signed a partnership agreement to jointly set up a six-year medical curriculum in Portugal. On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April, a Portuguese delegation visited FHML for a further introduction to our teaching system, facilities and staff.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      Are you a student who wants to organise a sports event, symposium, writing contest, workshop, and so on for your fellow students? Apply for subsidy! The deadline for applications is 24 November 2018.

      The University Fund Limburg supports activities from students for students. Activities that are important for both the university and the student community. In 2018, UFL subsidized among others the UM Cheerleading team taking part in the Cheerleading Championships in Helsinki, Sustainability week, the festive lustrum concert of the University choir, the programme ‘Kracht van Kracht’ for young people who are overweight, and the European Conference of UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) in Maastricht.

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      A message for everyone who is coming to the Master's Open Day by train tomorrow:

      Due to maintenance work on 17 November, there will be no intercity train connection between Sittard and Maastricht. If you travel from the north or west (via Utrecht, Eindhoven or Roermond), you have to change to the arriva train at Sittard (this involves checking out of the NS network and checking into the arriva network with your travel card).

      If you are arriving from the east, note that there will be no railway service between Valkenburg and Maastricht Randwyck. There will be busses to Maastricht instead – please allow for 20 minutes of additional travel time.

      To travel between Maastricht and Maastricht Randwyck, you can use the city buses. []

      For specific instructions and schedules, please use the journey planner. []

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      In December, a group of seven FHML students (Biomedical Sciences and Human Movement Sciences) will represent us in Groningen at the Ability Battle Hackathon. Their goal: to design a study course about the struggles that people with a disability face on a daily basis. But before they can go, they need funding (e.g. for a team uniform). So they started a GoFundMe page.

      In return for the donations, the students will randomly select two sponsors with whom they will conduct a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (to test aerobic exercise capacity) or have a go on the CAREN system (a virtual reality gait analysis device) in Maastricht.

      Click here to support Ability Battle Hackathon organized by UM ABH
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