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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 personalised 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 future goals. Read more...

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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
  • What struck me most when first started here was the lack of negative energy, peer pressure and competition, which is very refreshing for an honours programme.
    Selma Yacoubi (Morocco), 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 (Germany), University College Maastricht
  • I have been more confident than ever to speak out for my opinion, but also to approach others to ask for help.
    Marie-Louise Beekmans (the Netherlands), University College Maastricht
  • My first semester at UCM confirmed that I made the right choice.
    Ambre Derumier (France), University College Maastricht
  • My first impression, when I first visited UCM's common room was: feels good, I wanna stay here.
    Felix Charles Siebel (Germany), University College Maastricht
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      As the end academic year is a few short months away, it's time to reflect. What made YOUR year at UCM memorable?

      “My first year in Maastricht has been full of memories and milestones, but the most significant part of the experience for me has been my friends. This is the first time I’ve been part of a tight-knit group of peers who all care about each other and love to hang out, and it’s made my time here so much better. The best part is that we come from such diverse backgrounds, and yet we can all be close and enjoy each other’s company.”

      - Jasmine Brazelton, 1st year student

      #lifeatUCM #peopleofUCM #freshmenreflection

      1 day 3 hours ago
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      After a long day of studying at UCM, students Cosmin and Kathleen decompress at swim practice.

      "I am Kathleen and I am in my second year at UCM. Besides UCM I also swim at Tiburon, the Maastricht student swimming team. At Tiburon we don't just train, we also have lots of activities and weekends!! I have grown really close to other members and they feel like my second family♥️ Trainings and the activities/parties are the perfect break during studying! The most fun are the competition weekends!! Come and see for yourself sometime🏊🦈"

      #peopleofUCM #lifeatUCM

      2 days 6 hours ago
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      What a beautiful day in Maastricht! Do sunny days motivate or distract you?

      #lifeatUCM

      4 days 3 hours ago

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  • sustainability plastic waste

    Precious Plastic Maastricht – the potential of waste

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Precious Plastic Maastricht is currently setting up a local recycling workspace that turns plastic waste into entirely new goods, such as bins, beams, 3D printer filaments, and much more.

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  • Megan and Dennis

    Stronger together thanks to students

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    For Maastricht University’s students Dennis Katwal and Megan Entzinger, volunteering has always played a part in their life. Finding that they had spare time to fill when arriving in a new country, they naturally wanted to use this time to help others – and they found the perfect opportunity when they came across the charity committees of their study programmes.

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  • GECCO

    GECCO – not preaching but doing sustainability

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    GECCO is UCM's sustainability committee and their aim is to provide fellow students with green solutions to everyday problems.

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  • Valentines day

    Valentines day in Maastricht

    Thursday, February 14, 2019 Read more
  • teun dekker

    “The only role I can play is myself”

    Monday, January 28, 2019

    Teun Dekker, the political philosopher and first professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe, turns every lecture into a performance. The goal: reaching his students. Thursday 31st January he will deliver his inaugural lecture.

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  • Keuzegids Bachelors 2019

    Keuzegids Bachelors 2019: three UM Colleges stable at the top

    Friday, November 16, 2018 Read more
  • 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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