University College Maastricht

Rankings & recognition

  • UCM is the #1 bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands: Keuzegids

    For the second year in a row, UCM has been voted best Liberal Arts and Science programme in the Dutch University Guide: Keuzegids 2017. With a score of 98 points, UCM is also the highest ranked bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands in all categories!

    Here's how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average National average Below national average
    Skills development (++) Sufficient contact hours  
    Content (+++)    
    Expert evaluation (++)    
    Instructors (++)    
    Academic training (++)    
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    The Keuzegids Universiteiten offers rankings of all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids Universiteiten is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands.

    Learn more by visiting the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)   

  • UCM is the highest rated Liberal Arts & Sciences programme in the Netherlands: Elsevier

    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.

    The results show that 82% of students are very happy with their studies, which is an exceptionally high score, and UCM received outstanding marks from students in several subcategories. And a remarkable 96% of UCM students indicated they would recommend the programme to their friends and family.

     For more information, visit the Elsevier website (in Dutch)  

  • UM is the 6th best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed sixth place in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '200 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'