Admission & registration
Admission and registration for the academic year 2021/22 for a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University (UM) consists of the following five steps.
Please read the procedure carefully and make sure to fulfil all steps in time. The deadline for this programme can be found under step 2: Check the application deadlines and register via Studielink.nl.
Admission and registration in 5 steps
Check the admission requirements
Do you meet the requirements?
When you apply, Maastricht University (UM) will assess whether your prior education makes you admissible. Therefore, it is very important that you check beforehand whether you satisfy the requirements.
You will receive a message once UM has made the decision. Additional documents may be required to assess your prior education. If so, you will receive a request by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox.
Please note: Click on “Admission requirements” in the dark blue menu on the left-hand side of this page to find out more about the requirements for this programme.
Check the application deadlines and register via Studielink.nl
Create an account and select your programme
Applying via Studielink
You can register for a study programme via Studielink. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which programme you would like to register for. After registration in Studielink, you should continue with step 3: Upload your documents.
If you are registered in a Dutch municipality, you can only register using your DigiD. If you do not yet have a DigiD, you will need to request one. If you do not (yet) live in the Netherlands, you still register via Studielink, but you will not be able to use DigiD. Instead, you create a Studielink account yourself and UM will check your personal details.
Start study: September 2021
Start admissions: 1 October 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 1 March 2021, 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa or residence permit: up to and including 5 January, 2021, 23:59 CET
Start study: February 2022
Start admissions: 1 July 2021
All students: up to and including 1 October 2021, 23:59 CET
University College Maastricht reviews all applications on a rolling basis. There is thus no need to wait until the deadline. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
Please note in Studielink:
- for University College Maastricht, please choose Liberal Arts & Sciences (UCM) in Studielink
- in Studielink you need to choose the starting moment. Please make sure to select September 2021 in the pulldown menu if you want to start in September 2021, or select February 2022 if you want to start in February 2022
All applications which have not been completed by the deadline (by uploading all required documents, see Step 3) will not be taken into consideration.
Upload your documents in MyUM
Check which documents are required
After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email from Maastricht University (UM) within 24 hours. This email contains your personal student number and a password. You can use this information to access the MyUM portal , the intranet of Maastricht University.
In order to complete your registration, you need to upload the required documents (as indicated below) via MyUM as soon as possible.
Please note: If you accidentally upload a wrong document in the MyUM portal, you can no longer remove it from your digital file. However, you can still upload the right document, but this does not replace the incorrect one. UM judges which documents are right.
- A recent passport picture: The passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
- A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card: Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’.
- A copy of your most recent list of grades and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it.
- Letter of motivation (see Admission requirements)
Curriculum Vitae (see Admissions requirements)
- Outcome of your language test (see Admission requirements)
- A Credit Transfer request (see Admission requirements)
Please make sure to upload all the required documents by the deadline, otherwise your application will not be taken into consideration.
Also include a translation of your diploma and/or grade lists if the originals are not in Dutch, English, German or French.
Please note: If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official lists of grades. You must, however, have graduated prior to starting your studies at UCM.
Continuation of the admissions procedure
You (conditionally) meet the requirements and your application will be processed
The Board of Admissions will review and assess your application and will decide whether you are selected for an interview.
The admissions interview
The interview focuses on your academic plans and how you intend to accomplish these through an education at UCM. The interview is conducted by one or two UCM staff members in English and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes.
Inform yourself well about UCM before the interview. Sources to do so are this website, the UCM Course Catalogue and (if possible) a visit to an Open Day and/or Experience Day.
After the interviewRead more about the admissions procedures in general
Within two to four weeks, the Board of Admissions will inform you on their decision whether to invite you to attend UCM or not.
Complete your registration
Fulfil all registration criteria and pay your tuition
After you have completed step 4, you will receive a request from Maastricht University (UM) that you need to pay your tuition fees.
Please make sure that you pay your tuition fee on time, so you can commence your study programme at the beginning of the academic year.
Upload or send any documents still required
If any of your documents are still missing, you will receive a message about this from the Student Services Centre (SSC). The documents concerned are listed in the message. Upload the requested documents as quickly as possible in the MyUM Portal, or send these by post to the SSC if that is requested.
Questions about admission and registration?
Then contact the Student Services Centre:
Visiting address: Bonnefantenstraat 2 (Mon-Fri from 8.30 to 18.00)
Postal address: PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands
Important information for University College Maastricht applicants
- UCM is a selective programme, please click here for more information
UCM has two intakes: September and February
- Select ‘Liberal Arts and Sciences (UCM)’ as your study programme in Studielink
Contact UCM Office of Admissions
+ 31 43 388 5698