15 Jun

Virtual Experience Day - University College Maastricht - 15 June

What is it like to study Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Maastricht? Join the UCM Virtual Experience Day to find out!

Currently, we cannot offer in-person Experience Days due to the COVID-19. Therefore, we are offering you a virtual alternative. During the Virtual Experience Day, you will have the opportunity to find out what studying at UCM is like, engage in a classic UCM-style Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorial group with other prospective students, and meet current UCM students in a Question & Answer (Q&A) session!

With our Virtual Experience Day, you will get the chance to find out whether a Liberal Arts & Sciences Programme at University College Maastricht is the right match for you.

How does a UCM Virtual Experience Day work?

In order to make the best out of the little time available during the Virtual Experience Day, we require participants to do some preparation in the week prior to the event. This preparation takes a maximum of 2 hours and involves watching informational videos about the programme structure and an introduction to Problem-Based Learning teaching method, as well as some minor reading to prepare for the PBL tutorial.

During the event, participants meet current UCM students and engage in a PBL tutorial, led by student ambassadors and tutors. After the PBL tutorial, there is a live Q&A session in which prospective students can ask current UCM students and our Student Recruiter any questions they might still have. The Virtual Experience Day will take about 3.5 hours.


Prior to the event

Part 1 Registration
Part 2 Video presentations by UCM professor Teun and 3rd year student Clara, on the topics of:
  • ​Liberal Arts & Sciences programme at UCM
  • Student life
  • Admissions procedure
Part 3 Video introduction to Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Part 4 PBL preparation: Lecture TEDX Talk
Part 5 PBL preparation: Case study

During the event

Part Activity Time (CEST)
Part 1 Login to our virtual classroom 13.15 – 13.30
Welcome 13.30 – 13.45
Part 2 Introduction round 13.45 – 14.00
PBL Pre-discussion 14.00 – 14.30
PBL Self-study / Coffee break 14.30 – 15.15
PBL Post-discussion 15.15 – 16.00
Part 3 Break 16.00 – 16.15
Q&A Session with UCM students 16.15 – 16.45

The various UCM Virtual Experience Days take place at Central European Time. To give everyone a chance to join, we offer morning and afternoon sessions. Does this time not suit you? Please have a look at the other Virtual Experience Days or request a one-hour Skype Call with a UCM Student Ambassador and/or a UCM Student Recruiter.

Parents' sessions

Parents and guardians are also more than welcome to join this Virtual Experience Day!

Similar to the preparation stage for prospective students, parents and guardians will be required to watch informational videos about the programme structure and an introduction to Problem-Based Learning teaching method (parts 1 and 2 in the schedules) prior to the event.

During the Experience Day, parents and guardians will participate in the welcome session, after which they will join an informative parents’ session over the online platform Zoom with the UCM Student Recruiter and a UCM student, whom they can ask questions about the programme. The parents’ session lasts about 1.5 hours.

Parents and guardians who would like to join the parents’ session are required to log in to the session with a second device.

Questions and contact

Don’t hesitate to send us an email if one of our Experience Days is full. We might still be able to offer you a spot in the case of a cancellation.
If you have any questions about the Virtual Experience Day, reach out to us via email at: ucm-info[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl