Admission & registration
Before you start your application, please make sure to check the admission requirements for the programme of your choice, you can find them via “Admission Requirements” in the dark blue menu on the left side of the screen. If you are ready to submit an application, please follow steps 1-3.
Step 1: Application
Submit your application
Submit your application via Studielink, this is the Dutch application system for all programmes in Higher Education.
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 September 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 1 June 2020, 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa and/or residence permit: up to and including 1 May 2020, 23:59 CET
Start February 2021
Start admissions: 1 July 2020
- EU/EEA-students: up to and including 15 December 2020, 23:59 CET
- Non-EU/EEA-students who need a visa and/or residence permit: up to and including 1 November 2020, 23:59 CET
- deadlines for scholarships are often earlier than the dates mentioned above. Find out if you can apply for a scholarship or financial aid.
- Please note: in Studielink you need to choose the starting moment. Please make sure to select September 2020 in the pulldown menu if you want to start in September 2020, or select February 2021 if you want to start in February 2021.
After you have registered in Studielink, you will receive an email from 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 UM.
In order to complete your registration, you need to upload several documents via MyUM as soon as possible, at least before the application deadline. See Step 2: Assessment and Decision.
Step 2: Assessment and Decision
You (conditionally) meet the requirements and your application will be processed
Upload your documents via MyUM portal:
Required legal documents for registration:
- A recent passport picture: the passport picture must satisfy certain requirements.
- A copy of your valid, on 1 September/1 February 2020, 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’.
Please note: As a UM student it is not necessary to upload the above-mentioned documents in the My UM portal. However, if your passport will not be valid on 1 September/February 2020, then you still have to upload a copy of your passport.
- A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma if you have obtained it. If you have not graduated yet, you can upload your official grades transcript from your bachelor programme.
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.
Additional required documents for assessment:
These documents depend on your background and the programme you are applying for. Please find the relevant information via “Admission Requirements” under the programme of your choice (dark blue menu on the left side of the screen).
Your documents will be processed by the Faculty’s Admissions Office. Once it is complete UM will assess whether you can be admissible to the master’s programme.
The Board of Admissions evaluates your documents and decides whether to admit you or not based on your quality and suitability. In this respect your motivation, level of statistics and mathematical courses, academic qualifications and internship and your professional experience are important factors in the selection process. You will receive the decision of the Board of Admission within 2-4 weeks after completion of your file.
Message about admission
Based on the documents you have submitted and the admission procedure for your chosen programme, the UM decides on whether to admit you. Once UM has made a decision on your admissibility, you will be informed about this by email.
You are admitted/conditionally admitted
If you are admitted/conditionally admitted, you can move on to Step 3: Complete your registration.
Your admission request has been rejected
If you have been rejected to your chosen programme, you will receive a message in Studielink and a letter. The letter states why you were not admitted to the programme. Your application is then also rejected in Studielink, so that you will no longer receive emails or letters about this from UM.
Step 3: Registration
Fulfil all registration criteria and pay your tuition fees
If you are admitted to the master’s programme(s) you applied for, you will proceed into the registration phase. Once your admission has been processed and you have filled out the payment details in Studielink, you will receive a request of Maastricht University (UM) to pay your tuition fees.
Please make sure you pay your tuition fees in time. If the tuition fees are not paid in time it is not possible to start your studies.
Upload or send any documents still required
If any of your documents are still missing, you will receive a message about this from UM. 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 UM if that is requested.
Adjusted diploma requirements for the master’s application procedure
Due to the coronavirus, adjusted diploma requirements are in place for the admissions procedure of the September 2020 intake. This means that students who miss a maximum of 12 curricular ECTS credits in the final phase of their bachelor’s programme due to the corona measures, are still allowed to start a master’s programme. Read the details and latest information on our SBE FAQ for master's applicants.
In the meantime, we encourage you to continue your application procedure following the three steps on this page.