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.



  • Europe calling

    Maastricht University and Europe

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Leading up to the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, UM organised three 'Europe events'. A photo report of these events can be found at the bottom of this page.

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  • UCM Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2017

    UCM has topped the Keuzegids ranking again this year!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    University College Maastricht is the #1 bachelor's programme in the Netherlands for the second time.

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  • Double degree Freiburg

    First Double Degrees UCM and UCF

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Two students recently received the very first Double Degrees from University College Maastricht (UCM) and University College Freiburg (UCF).

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  • UCM Elsevier Ranking

    UCM#1 in the Elsevier ranking... for the fourth time!

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ 2016, which is based on the National Student Survey (NSE), has ranked University College Maastricht (UCM) as the top Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the Netherlands. UCM has held this position since 2013.

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  • UCM Mathieu Segers

    UCM has a new Dean!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    We are very happy to announce that Dr. Mathieu Segers has been appointed as the new Dean of University College Maastricht as of June 1st, 2016. In addition to the Deanship, he will be the Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration at UCM. 

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  • 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

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UM ranked as 14th most international university in the world

Times Higher Education 'Most international universities in the world' 2016
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      Don't miss this video of Tuesday's Open Mic Night! Tom Watts was incredible!

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      UCM students on their semester abroad: Viktoria Kamuf

      "For my semester abroad I went to the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in the capital of Ecuador. For me, this university, city and country offer the perfect combination of studying (from a non-Eurocentric perspective), improving my Spanish, getting to know a different culture, traveling and meeting great people along the way. I have really fallen in love with Quito, which is a big, crazy, dirty, loud and beautiful city. But also the rest of Ecuador is wonderful to visit, as coast, mountains and the rainforest are only a few hours away from each other. Regarding academics, I had the chance to take some really unique and interesting courses. With my journalism class for example I went to Pedernales, the epicentre of the earthquake in April, to talk to the people there and learn about their struggles and hopes in the process of recuperation. My class on theories of leadership in turn offered me a whole new (theoretical) perspective on political authority. I am quite surprised that I never heard the name Ronald Heifetz at UCM, his work is mind-opening. You should definitely check him out! All in all, I will surely take a lot home from this place, the people’s open-mindedness, the new academic perspectives, a sun burn and probably a lot of chifles (typical Ecuadorian banana chips)"

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      Check out the pictures from our latest Open Mic Night here!

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