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.


  • 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

UM is the 4th best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '150 Under 50' 2016

UM ranked as 14th most international university in the world

Times Higher Education 'Most international universities in the world' 2016
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      Congratulations to our students who got their double degree at University College Freiburg: Liberal Arts and Sciences!

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      "Brexit is shaking the very foundations of Europe. But it doesn’t have to be disastrous, according to Mathieu Segers, Dean of UCM & professor of Contemporary European History"
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      Exit Europe?
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      Hooray for reflection week! For those who aren't familiar with what this means, reflection week is the time at the end of each period that we take to relax after a heavy workload and intense exam week and reflect on the courses we have just finished before we start anew in the coming period. Many students go travelling during these weeks while others choose to either go home to their families or stay and enjoy what Maastricht has to offer.

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