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. Read more >


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Online information events

Online information event for new students of Maastricht University

Our events in Maastricht may be cancelled because of the coronavirus, but we still have plenty of online ways to answer your questions and give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

 Have a look at what we have to offer online!

Ask a student

Meet Nakhari: the student ambassador for the bachelor International Track in Medicine.
On her Instagram account she shares her study programme experiences, moments of her life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peek of your possible future!

Also, if you have questions about the content of the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Nakhari through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.

You probably also have questions about admission, registration, selection procedures, et cetera. Obviously, only the university has the expertise and authotity to handle those topics. So please put those questions to the university admission office, not to Nakhari.

  Follow/contact Nakhari on Instagram          Chat with the UM about admissions and services

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  • 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 (UK), International Track in Medicine
  • I want to become a part of the new generation of doctors who are more hands-on and involved in the new structure of globalised medicine
    Nakhari Alberto (Curaçao), International Track in Medicine

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