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
    • Photo by University College Maastricht

      Carnival in Maastricht! Loads of fun, music and dancing all day and night in the streets and pubs of the city :)

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      Graduates of UCM: Willem de Haan
      "My name is Willem, I graduated from UCM in 2010 and am currently working for the Dutch Ministry of Health. At the ministry, I work on what is included in the basic benefits package and in particular medicines. I also work on international social security and cross-border health care policy. Two very different subjects that keep my job diverse and interesting. On the one hand, I get to apply the questions we posed in distributive justice: “what is the best distribution of health care resources under scarcity?” “Should all expensive medicines be reimbursed?” etc. So a big thanks to Teun for giving me the tools to do so! Moreover, I go to Brussels often and have lengthy, day-long meetings on cross-border healthcare and social security. Sounds like fun? Sure is fun!

      So, yeah, how did UCM help me in getting where I am right now? Tutorial groups and PBL were pretty useful in mastering the skills you want/ need but in addition to that my focus at UCM (and during my masters) have also been of help: political philosophy. At UCM I topped this off with a bit of IR, PolSci, economics and law.

      Thinking back to all the memories I have from UCM, there is one memory that comes to mind immediately: graduation. It was a hot day (thirtysomething degrees) and the Netherlands was playing Brazil in the World Cup. We ended up watching NL beat Brazil in the Lecture Hall, a truly unforgettable moment that made the day even better than it was (and I am not even that big a football fan)!"

      4 days 12 hours ago
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      Several times a year UCM students gather at the General Assembly to discuss and vote on budget allocation, semester plans, and other motions. Many thanks to all the engaged members of the community for coming to the GA today!

      6 days 5 hours ago