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.



  • 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

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
    • Today is a Xmas Soiree at UCM! Wanna win some cool prizes? Join this week's Instagram photo competition!

      How to join?
      Follow UCM on Instagram and upload your Christmas related photos, using the corresponding hashtag: #letitbexmasatucm & #lifeatucm

      The winner will be announced on Monday and will depend on likes and jury (so be creative!! :))

      2 hours 18 min ago
    • Photo by University College Maastricht

      Exactly 25 years after the Maastricht Treaty, the Limburg capital is hosting a couple of events.

      Yesterday, the First Vice-President of the European Commission held a Citizens' Dialogue in Maastricht, looking back, but above all looking ahead together with the audience. The debate was moderated by Mathieu Segers, Dean of UCM.

      And today is the European Summit in Maastricht:

      2 hours 36 min ago
    • Photo by University College Maastricht

      Lianne Dings on her semester abroad
      "For my semester abroad I went to UC Berkeley. I chose Berkeley for a variety of reasons. The most obvious one probably being its good reputation, which they really like to emphasize here. Another reason for me to go to Berkeley was the opportunity to take classes with some of the world’s most renowned professor’s in the field of political science, which is my focus at UCM. One of my professors, for example, worked for the United Nations, which is really cool because he can provide us with insights on working for the UN. What I enjoy in Berkeley outside of academics is having ‘’the real American college experience.’’ When for example the football team plays a match everyone here goes dressed in ‘Cal gear,’ a tradition which I have happily familiarized myself with (see picture). All in all, being abroad has been an amazing experience, and I can definitely say I have learned a lot and made friendships for life!"

      8 hours 6 min ago