GMAT/GRE at SBE (Dutch and AACSB/EQUIS accredited bachelor's degrees)

What is the GMAT/GRE test?
The GMAT and GRE tests are computer adaptive tests, which assesses a person’s quantitative, analytical and writing skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate programme. You may decide which of the two tests you take. If you take the GRE test, please recalculate your score to GMAT scores via the conversion tool.

Please note: plan to take your exam well before the application deadline. It can take some time before we receive the official results. GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for two years.

Indicate UM as a recipient
We do not accept score reports that you send to us yourself. Every applicant must request the test centre to send an official score report directly to Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics (GMAT: go to and use code 2WH-4N-65, GRE: go to and use code 7102).

Train for the GMAT/GRE test
Mindful GMAT provides GMAT preparation courses. You will receive a 10% discount on this course, if you mention the code “UMGMAT2018” when registering. This test also prepares you for the GRE test.

Alternative: proof of academic capabilities*
Although the Board prefers to make an assessment based on a GMAT or GRE test, it is not mandatory to make one of these tests to apply. Instead, as of 10 October 2018 (for applications for the September 2019/2020 start), it is possible to provide alternative proof of your academic capabilities (consisting of analytical, quantitative and verbal skills). Please fill out this form and insert all your proof into the file. Upload it as one PDF-file via My UM.

*Please note that submitting proof of academic capabilities instead of a GMAT or GRE test is only optional for students with a Dutch bachelor’s degree and students with an AACSB or EQUIS accredited bachelor’s degree. Are you applying for the master's programme Econometrics and Operations Research? In that case all applicants have the option to submit proof of academic capabilities instead of GMAT or GRE test results.