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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.

Take your first step at our Bachelor’s open Day

Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day is on Saturday 13 October 2018.

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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  • 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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  • Students UCV

    National Student Survey: UM scored well with regard to internationalisation

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Just like last year, students were generally quite positive about the Maastricht University (UM) study programmes. Fourteen of the seventeen themes showed increased appreciation compared to last year, with UM doing particularly well and scoring above average with regard to the new theme of 'internationalisation'.

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  • THE Young Universities Ranking

    UM ranked as world’s sixth best young university

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Maastricht University is the sixth best young university in the world according to the Times Higher Education 200 under 50 ranking, which was published during the Young Universities Summit in Brisbane, Australia on April 5th.

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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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      The bachelor's open day is quickly approaching! Let Ágúst tell you why UCM is worth your visit!

      #lifeatUCM #peopleofUCM

      1 day 3 hours ago
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      Introducing Freya, the AC's treasurer:

      "As the treasurer of the Academic Council a large part of my job is to manage all our finances - what’s spent and where. The other key element of my job is student representation, especially in the Education Programme Committee (EPC). The EPC is where complaints and potential policy changes are first illuminated - therefore one role of the AC treasurer is to present and defend the interests of the student body.

      Fun fact: The illuminati holds group meetings at my house on Wednesdays - you’re invited xx"

      #lifeatUCM #peopleofUCM

      5 days 3 hours ago
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      Did you know that Maastricht has a library of things? The Library of Things - Maastricht has the tools you need for your DIY project, a waffle maker for your brunch party, and so much more. Instead of buying things you might only use once, be sustainable and checkout your local library of things!

      #sustainabilitysunday #sustainabilityspotlight

      Library of Things: Out of the attic, into the commonweal
      6 days 6 hours ago