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

      Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences shared a photo.

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

      ‘Minervalia’ is the oldest comedy book printed in Maastricht (1554). It is an ode to Minerva, goddess of wisdom and art, among other things, who encourages people to strive for greatness, virtue and excellence.

      Worldwide, there are currently only five copies of this publication available. However, one copy is remarkably close to Maastricht; it is located 177 kilometres from the city, at a rare books shop in Houten (the Netherlands). This antique bookshop has offered the book to the Maastricht University Library. The price has been reduced for a short time; 12,500 euros is needed. You get the message: ‘Mission Minervalia’ has begun!

      The Maastricht University Library and the Limburg University Fund/SWOL want to bring this rare publication back to its roots. That is why a special crowdfunding campaign has been started. Visit for more information and the latest news about ‘Minervalia’ and the campaign. You can also contribute to the project through this website.

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

      Dear Master's Open Day visitors:

      🚆Trains between Sittard and Maastricht will not be running today due to a damaged overhead line. NS has arranged replacement busses. Please note that your journey can take up to 30 minutes longer. To stay up to date please keep an eye on the NS website ➡

      Current situation on the tracks | NS
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