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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      Exam week is officially over! The papers are handed in and the exams are over so we can finally reflect on all the hard learning we've done over the past 7 weeks

      1 day 16 hours ago
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      People of UCM #46

      "I guess exam week has been pretty exhausting in that I haven't left my house in five days. I've been living like a hermit and revising aggressively. I have an Intro to Psychology exam very soon. I'm definitely more relaxed than I normally am but sometimes that's not a good sign. I feel much more prepared this year than last year where I'd study on and off and feel frustrated. I guess what is keeping me going is that I'm going to Amsterdam to meet some friends which will be fun. The minute that I finish all my deadlines and exams I'm going to sleep for a century and finally hang out with some friends without feeling guilty." Celia Carrascosa second year @ UCM

      1 day 23 hours ago
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      People of UCM #45
      “In my reflection week I’m going to go to Italy. I’m actually gonna do a small backpacking trip around Tuscany with a friend from UCM and we really don’t have a plan. We just have the plane tickets and a couple of hostels booked. I’m really excited, I actually lived in Italy for six months before so I’m really glad to have the opportunity to go back.” María José Montenegro first year @ UCM

      3 days 21 hours ago