University College Maastricht
Looking forward to the 2020-2021 academic year

Liberal Arts and Sciences @ UCM

At University College Maastricht (UCM), we are currently preparing for a combination of on-site and online education. We are taking into account all COVID-19 related preventive measures and we are developing online options for students who cannot yet come to Maastricht due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The newest updates will appear at the top. To make sure you can keep track, we have highlighted a few particularly important messages that you can directly view using the menu below.

2020-2021 Education at University College Maastricht

Everyone | 19 June 2020

In the upcoming academic year, COVID-19 will continue to limit our ability to return to a fully on-site mode of education at UCM. However, we have crafted an educational plan that we are excited about because it will combine the best of on-site education with the best of online education, while at the same time offering sound protection against the COVID-19 virus. All courses will contain an on-site component. In addition, we are also investigating ways to make the main UCM building and the surrounding outdoor spaces at our beautiful downtown campus available for extra-curricular activities.

The educational plan is still not 100% certain, click here to find the 10 most important points.

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A video message from the FSE Dean

Everyone | 15 June 2020

From the video: "We will offer an interesting mix of on campus and online activities. All programmes are very busy developing an interesting programme for you, which combines these two types of education."

"Some of you may not be able to come to our university, because you are still in the country where you live. Because we are developing online activities, this is not going to be a problem - you can join the online activities and will become part of our student community."

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Prof. Thomas Cleij
Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Improving ventilation in our buildings

Everyone | 12 June 2020

Maastricht University is being supported by Royal HaskoningDHV to determine the maximum occupancy per room and to optimize our ventilation systems as much as possible. 

When determining the occupancy per room, the university initially accounts for seven square metres per person. This is based on the government's 1.5-metre standard and the ventilation standard resulting from the so-called Building Code. Read more about the measures we're taking, and the considerations they are based on.

Facility Services team
Supports education, research and operations at Maastricht University

Safety in times of corona

Factsheet measures corona

The Dutch government is making a strong appeal to the common sense and responsibility of our citizens in fighting the crisis: Together, we’ll get coronavirus under control in the Netherlands. On the website of the Government of the Netherlands you can find information about what the Dutch government – together with other organisations – is doing.  You can check out the current roadmap of measures against coronavirus, FAQs on health, read about the education sector and many more topics.

Safety in the city of Maastricht

The municipality of Maastricht is working with various think-tanks on how they can support citizens in what we call the '1.5m society'.  To ensure safety in the city centre the 'Ingel vaan Mestreech' shows you the way and there are friendly hospitality guides who are also happy to guide you in the right direction. You can have a look at the pedestrian plan in advance so that you are well prepared for the road. A full article about safety measures in the city centre can be found here (article in Dutch).

Follow the study in Maastricht website to find more general information about studying at Maastricht University in times of COVID-19.

Save the date: Bachelor Introduction Days

Prospective students | 19 June 2020

The UCM Introduction Days will take place from Monday 24 until Wednesday 26 August 2020. During these three mandatory but fun days, you and your fellow students will learn essential and instructive information to prepare you for your academic career starting at UCM.

We are looking forward to welcoming you! We are still in the process of deciding which format our introduction days will be - whether it is online, in person, or both! You will receive more information about the programme once we decide on the best format. For now, be sure to mark August 24 to 26 in your calendar.

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Zeta | 3rd year UCM student

“My first impression of UCM was its close-knit community. This community gave me a sense of ease, allowing me to adapt in a new environment and paving the way for a busy but exciting three years at UCM.”

We hope to welcome you!

Everyone | 15 May 2020

From 31 August, Maastricht University's motto will be: education ‘on campus’ at the university if possible, online if necessary (due to coronavirus measures). But even then, always in connection with Maastricht. 

We remain committed to the Maastricht University Student Experience—education where the focus is on the student. We make the most of the space we have on our campus to meet the needs of our students to come together in the ‘international classroom’ to collaborate, to socialise, to interact. After all, getting an education is about so much more than just earning credits! Read more

Dr. Nick Bos, prof. Rianne Letschert and prof. Martin Paul 
Executive Board Maastricht University