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University College Maastricht

University College Maastricht

Are you highly motivated and looking for a programme that gives you the freedom to pursue your own interests? Do you want to be part of a diverse yet close-knit academic community that encourages discussion and debate? University College Maastricht is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Honours College that provides small-scale and individualised bachelor's education. At UCM, you will be part of a truly international community, working and socialising with students from more than 50 countries. With the support of our committed staff, you can choose from more than 150 different courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences to build an academic profile that helps you meet your goals.

UCM is a Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University. Here, together with the support of your personal academic advisor, you create your own curriculum which fits your academic and professional ambitions.

Find out more about UCM during the Bachelor's Open Day

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  • Elsevier - Beste Studies 2018

    UM’s University Colleges again dominate Elsevier ranking

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    De University Colleges van de UM doen het opnieuw goed in de Elsevier-ranking.

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  • LOT logo

    Library of Things: Out of the attic, into the commonweal

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    UM students Elisa Etrari, Anna Reyneri and Becca Bowers are running Library of Things. It’s exactly what you think it is: you sign up, choose something from their online catalogue or just browse – then you borrow whatever you need and bring it back once you are done using it.

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  • Well-being Petra Hurks

    Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to benefit student wellbeing

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Dr. Petra Hurks (FPN), Tessa Vanheeswijck (UCM), Aimee Coenen (FPN), and Mieke Jansen (SSC) have been awarded the Comenius Teaching Fellow grant of €50.000 for the project: Learning to learn and feel (better).

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  • Kapuscinski Development Lecture by Professor Alcinda Honwana at UM

    Thursday, December 21, 2017

    On January 26th, the UM Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences hosted the Kapuscinski Development Lecture. The lecture ‘Youth in Movement: Waithood, Migration and the Peripheries’ at FASoS was given by Professor Alcinda Honwana, Inter-Regional Adviser on social development policy at the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs and visiting professor of Anthropology and International Development at the Open University in the UK

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  • Keuzegids 2017

    Keuzegids Bachelors 2018: seal of quality for three UM colleges

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    The ‘Keuzegids Bachelors 2018’, released today, shows a continued increase in our university’s scores. Our students’ positive evaluation has seen many programmes rise in the national rankings. All three UM colleges have been awarded a seal of quality, which distinguishes them as top programmes. Remarkably, University College Venlo, participating for the first time, leads the field; University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme also remain at the top of the Keuzegids.

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  • Tom de Kruif

    UCM alumnus Tom de Kruif History teacher of the year 2017

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Tom de Kruif, history teacher at Rijnlands Lyceum in Sassenheim (NL), was acclaimed: History Teacher of the year 2017. The winner was announced on 28 October during a festive gathering in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, hosted by Diewertje Blok. As winner of the title, de Kruif will be ambassador of Dutch history education for a year.

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  • UCM creates

    UCM takes part in EU-project to promote Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Monday, October 30, 2017 Read more
  • UCM - Teun Dekker

    University College Maastricht’s Teun Dekker first European Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education!

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    On 1 July 2017, Prof. Teun Dekker became the first Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe.

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  • University College Maastricht - Teachers

    University College Maastricht has the best teachers!

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Good teachers make time for their students, they are available for questions outside the classroom and of course they are competent in their field. According to the Elsevier Best Studies Guide 2017, University College Maastricht has the best teachers in the Netherlands.

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  • Elsevier ranking 2017

    University Colleges UM dominate Elsevier ranking

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Both University Colleges of Maastricht University head the Elsevier ranking Best Study Programmes of the Year 2017.

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  • Because of the smaller groups, tutors can actively contribute to our growth, I feel like they want to see us succeed.
    Becca Bowers (USA), University College Maastricht
  • It's for people who want to do more than one thing and want to be able to combine courses however they want
    Julia König, Alumna, University College Maastricht
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      What is it like to study abroad in Washington D.C.?

      'Hi! I’m Tessa and I’m a third year at UCM, currently on my semester abroad at the George Washington University in Washington DC! Washington D.C. is an amazing city to live in and so much is happening around you all the time. This means that I could see John McCain lying in state or that the protesters at the Kavanaugh hearing are people in my classes. This also means that my general excuse for being late has become that some important person was visiting the White House, and that I had to make a detour since all the roads were blocked. Studying at GW is incredibly interesting as all my professors have backgrounds in either the State Department, the CIA, or have been diplomats themselves. A week in which my classes don’t have at least two expert guest speakers is an exception! During the weekends I spend my time exploring the different neighbourhoods of DC or visiting other cities close by, such as New York or Philadelphia.'

      #peopleofUCM #lifeatUCM

      7 hours 2 min ago
    • Happy reflection week! How will you spend your time off?

      Any guesses as to where UCM students Dorothy, Nashab and Cosmin are visiting at the moment?

      #UCMtravels #peopleofUCM

      2 days 4 hours ago
    • Photo by University College Maastricht

      Coming up:

      The EDview symposium will be on October 23rd! Educational experts, university staff and engaged students will take a hard look at the future of the education at Maastricht University.

      Find out more, sign up and join the conversation at: https://edlab.nl/edview/

      EDview
      3 days 11 hours ago