Admission & registration
Admission and registration for 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 February 2021
Start admissions: 1 July 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 1 January 2021; 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa or residence permit: up to and including 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET
Start September 2021
Start admissions: 1 October 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 1 July 2021, 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa or residence permit: up to and including 1 June 2021, 23:59 CET
University College Venlo reviews all applications on a rolling basis. It is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible.
- for University College Venlo, please choose Liberal Arts & Sciences (UCV) 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 2021 if you want to start in February 2021.
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 accidently 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, Letter of motivation)
Outcome of your language test (see Admission requirements, English Proficiency)
A Credit Transfer request (see Admission requirements, Credit Transfer)
Only complete registrations will be taken into consideration. All documents must be in Dutch, English or German.
If you have not yet graduated, you can upload your official lists of grades. You must have graduated before 1 September 2021.
Please send a certified copy of your diploma by regular post to:
Maastricht University Student Services Centre
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
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. You will be informed whether you are invited for an interview.
The admissions interview
The interview is an informative meeting and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. The starting point for the interview is your letter of motivation. The interview focuses on your academic plans and how you intend to accomplish these through an education at UCV. The interview is conducted by two UCV staff members in English. It will take place at Campus Venlo. In exceptional cases it is possible to have an interview by Skype.
Inform yourself well about UCV (programme structure, curriculum and PBL) before the interview. Sources to do so are this website, the brochure, the UCV 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
The Board of Admissions decides to either invite you to attend UCV or not, within three weeks after the interview.
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
Please note: Open the pdf below for admission and registration of academic year 2020/21 (start 1 September 2020 or 1 February 2021):
Admission and registration University College Venlo - 2020/21
Important information for University College Venlo applicants
- UCV has two intakes: September and February
- UCV is a selective programme (see step 4)
- Select ‘Liberal Arts and Sciences (UCV)’ as your study programme in Studielink and fill in 'Venlo' as location
Contact UCV Office of Admissions
+ 31 43 388 3177