Enrolment without completing prior education (zachte knip-regulation)
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maastricht University will be lenient towards (pre-)master applicants who are unable to send us their bachelor diploma before the end of August 2020 because they have not been able to complete their bachelor programme yet. This means that you can be enrolled for your master even if you haven’t completed your bachelor programme.
If you want to request being enrolled using ‘Enrolment without completing prior education’ (zachte knip-regulation), you need to file an application.
Please note: this regulation concerns only the September intake (start 1 september 2020).
When can an application be filed?
You can find more information on the rules for enrolment that are relevant for you on the Admission requirements-page of your study programme. You can access this page by selecting your study programme on the master programme overview page and clicking on ‘Admission requirements’ in the dark blue menu at the bottom left of the page.
How do you file an application?
Have you read the conditions and do you think you qualify for this regulation? Then please follow these steps:
- Download this form. Deadline for sending in the application form: 1 September 2020.
- Read the instructions on the form carefully.
- Answer all the questions on the form.
- Send the completely filled in form with accompanying documents to admission-ssc[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl (subject: zachte knip-regeling) from your UM email account.
When will you receive a decision?
We aim to inform you of our decision within two weeks. Your request will either be approved or rejected.
If your request is approved, you will need to fulfil any tasks required to complete your enrolment for your study programme. You will receive more information on the optimal approach to complete your prior education, while participating in the (pre-)master’s programme in September. You will first be given the option to attend information sessions on this topic and will then be invited for a personal meeting with a study adviser to develop a study plan.
If your request is rejected, then we unfortunately won't be able to admit you to the study programme.
About the ‘Enrolment without completing prior education’ (zachte knip-regulation)?
Please find the correct contact details on the ‘Admission requirements’-page (see under ‘When can an application be filed?’).
About filing an application?
Please send an email to admission-ssc[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl (subject: zachte knip-regeling).