Admission & registration
Admission and registration for a master'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 1.
Admission and registration in 5 steps
Check your deadline and register via Studielink.nl a.s.a.p.
Make an account and choose your programme
You can register for a study programme via Studielink. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which programme you would like to register for.
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 2017
- EU/EEA students: 1 August 2017 (before 2 August)
- Non-EU/EEA-students: 1 May 2017 (before 2 May)
- Deadline for double degree in Cologne: 15 May 2017 (before 16 May)
Maastricht University will inform you about your admission within 4 weeks after you complete the application. Please note that the University of Cologne will inform you mid-July.Read more about registering via Studielink
Upload your documents in MyUM
Check what you need
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.
In order to complete your application, please upload the following documents via MyUM as soon as possible:
Please note: if you have a UM bachelor's diploma then you do not need to upload your diploma, list of grades or passport picture.
NB. If you apply for the research master’s in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience or the master’s programmes in Forensic Psychology, and Physician-Clinical Investigator (A-KO), you always need to upload your (UM)diploma, list of grades and passport picture.
- A recent passport picture
- A copy of your passport or your EU/EEA identity card (valid on 1 September 2017)
- A certified copy of your diploma and/or grades transcript. If you have not yet received your diploma, you can upload the grades transcript.
If you have not graduated yet, send us transcripts from your bachelor’s programme. You must have completed your bachelor’s before 1 September 2017. If you will receive your bachelor degree at Maastricht University (UM) in the very near future, it is not necessary to send us your UM bachelor diploma.
- Your curriculum vitae
- Letter of motivation
- Two writing samples
- Copy of your language test with sufficient results (if applicable)
- The Double Degree form
Only complete applications will be reviewed. All documents should be in English.
Also send the certified copy of your diploma by regular mail to:
Maastricht UniversityRead more about uploading your documents via MyUM
Student Services Centre
Admissions & Registration Office
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The UM assesses your admissibility
Do you satisfy all of the conditions?
On the basis of the documents you have uploaded in the MyUM Portal, UM assesses whether your prior education makes you admissible to the master’s programme of your choice.
Two outcomes are possible:
- If you meet the admission requirements, you are admissible. Your application will be processed in step 4.
- If you do not meet the admission requirements, you are not admissible. Your application will be rejected and the admissions procedure will stop.
Admissions procedure and message about admission
The faculty decides on the basis of your quality and suitability
An interview may be part of the selection procedure for admission to this programme. Selection interviews will take part in the period from April throughout June 2016.
Message about admission
On the basis of the documents you have uploaded and the admission procedure the faculty decides on whether to admit you.
You will receive an email about this. Three outcomes are possible:
- You are admitted
- You are rejected
- You are conditionally admitted due to missing documents
If you are conditionally admitted then the mail will state which documents you still need to upload.Read more about your admission in general
Complete your registration at the UM
Fulfill all registration criteria and pay your tuition fees
Questions about admission and registration?
Then contact the faculty of this master's programme via the Contact button on the left.
Questions about admission and registration?
Contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
You can find the research master European Studies in Studielink: under the label Research Master European Studies (CROHO code 60377, track 1611).
Important: If you want to apply for the Double Degree you also have to apply online at University of Cologne. The deadline is 15 May 2017.