18 jan
08:45 - 12:15

Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht | Online verdiepingsdag

What is it like to study Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht (UCM)? Join the UCM Online Experience Day to find out.

University College Maastricht (UCM) is a Liberal Arts and Sciences honours bachelor’s programme that allows you to compose your own personalised curriculum. You can choose from more than 150 different courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences to build an academic profile that helps you meet your future goals. UCM ensures that you develop a basic understanding of a wide variety of academic disciplines and become an expert in a specific academic field. You will learn to think academically, become a self-directed learner and work well in international teams.

During the online experience day, you will have the opportunity to find out what studying Liberal Arts and Sciences at UCM is like, engage in a classic UM-style Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorial with other prospective students, and meet current UCM students in a question and answer (Q&A) session.

With our online experience day, you can find out whether the Liberal Arts and Sciences Programme at University College Maastricht is the right match for you.


Are you in your final year of high school or plan to start your studies in the next academic year? Then click on the green button on the right to register for this event.

Please be aware that this online experience day is specifically meant for students who are interested in the bachelor’s degree Liberal Arts and Sciences of University College Maastricht.

The spots for the online experience day are limited, so make sure to register on time. This experience day will take place online via the communication platform Zoom.

How does a UCM online experience day work?

In order to make the best out of the little time available during the online 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 the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) 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 online experience day will take about 3.5 hours.


Prior to the event

Part 1 Registration
Part 2 Video presenations by UCM professor and a UCM student on:
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences programme at UCM
  • Student life
  • Admission procedure
Part 3 Video introduction to Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Part 4 PBL preparation: lecture
Part 5 PBL preparation: case study

During the event

  Activity Time (CEST)
Part 1 Login to our online classroom 08:45
  Welcome 09:00
  Introduction round 09:15
Part 2 PBL pre-discussion 09:30
  PBL self-study / coffee break 10:00
  PBL post-discussion 10:45
  Break 11:30
Part 3 Q&A session with UCM students 11:45
  End 12:15

The various UCM Online Experience Days take place in Central European Time (CET). To give everyone a chance to join, we offer morning and afternoon sessions.

Does this time not suit you?

For the parents

Parents and guardians are also more than welcome to join this online 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 above) 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, from 13:15 until approximately 14:45 (CEST).

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

Please do not hesitate to send us an email if one of our online 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 online experience day, reach out to us via email at: ucm-info@maastrichtuniversity.nl