Graduates from a relevant bachelor's and/or master's programme
You are directly admissible if you have obtained one of the following diplomas:
- a bachelor's in Mental Health (or a specialisation in Mental Health within the Health Sciences programme)
- a UM bachelor’s in Psychology followed by a master’s in one of the following specialisations: Health & Social Psychology, Psychology and Law, Developmental Psychology or Neuropsychology
Graduates from a relevant University of Applied Sciences (in Dutch: hbo)
Excellent students with a relevant University of Applied Sciences degree, can follow a pre-master year. Once you have successfully completed this pre-master ánd have passed a GRE test (for more information about the GRE, please scroll down this page), you get access to the master’s programme. For more information on the pre-master year, please contact the faculty: + 31 43 388 5798.
Relevant fields are among others:
Biometrics (minor Psychiatry); Cesar Therapy (minor Psychiatry); Creative Arts Therapy; Logopedy (minor Psychiatry); Mensendieck Physiotherapy (minor Psychiatry); Nursing (minor Psychiatry); Occupational Therapy (minor Psychiatry); Pedagogy; Physiotherapy (minor Psychiatry); Social Work; Youth Work.
1. Submit your curriculum vitae
All candidates must provide a cv. Please list your education, relevant extracurricular activities and internship/professional experience.
2. Demonstrate proficiency in Dutch
Language requirements Dutch (NT2)
If Dutch is not your mother tongue, you have to pass the State Examination Dutch as a second language, level II (NT2).
You have to prepare and register for this exam yourself.
You can register online via DUO
Prepare for the exam NT2
Students who graduated from a University of Applied Sciences need to pass a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test*. This is a standardised test. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills.
* It is advised (but not obligatory) to have succesfully passed your GRE test before starting your pre-master. It is obligatory to have succesfully passed your GRE test before you get access to the master’s programme.
You have to register for the test yourself.
Read more about the test
Indicate UM as recipient. Use the following codes:
- The Maastricht University Institution code nummer: 7102
- The department code nummer: 0699: Health and Medical Sciences-Other
Select the General Revised Test, not the Subject Test.
The minimum required scores are:
- Verbal reasoning: 144
- Quantitative reasoning: 144
- Analytical writing: 3.0
Non-EEA students must pay a €100 handling fee
Non-EEA students who apply for this master's programme will have to pay a handling fee. Your application will not be taken into consideration without the required fee of €100 (excl. bank costs) which you will have to pay when you apply.
The handling fee is to cover certain administrative costs in relation to your application.