1. Register via Studielink.nl
You can register for a study programme via Studielink. Studielink is the online application and registration service for universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. In Studielink, you will have to indicate which programme you would like to register for. Before you start, please ensure you will meet the registration deadlines. Your deadline depends on which programme you have chosen.
Read more about the deadlines on this webpage.
Create an account in Studielink
As a prospective bachelor’s student, you first register via Studielink.
Use your private email address in Studielink
Never use a UM email address in Studielink; use your private email address instead. This is important, because if you de-register your email address will be terminated after two months and thereafter you will be unable to change your password in Studielink.
You live in the Netherlands: If you are registered in a Dutch municipality, you can register using your DigiD. If you do not yet have a DigiD, you will need to request one.
Application deadlines and DigiD being requested too late
Do you want to apply for a study programme but you have not got your DigiD on time? Then please phone the Student Services Centre as quickly as possible via telephone number: +31 43 388 5388.
You do not (yet) live in the Netherlands: you still register via Studielink, but you will not be able to use DigiD. Instead, you create a Studielink account yourself.
Deadlines for registering for a bachelor's programme
You can start your bachelor’s programme at UM at two different points during the year. All programmes start in September. In addition, University College Maastricht (UCM) , University College Venlo and the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) start in February as well.
Depending on the programme you have chosen, you may be involved in a selection process (fixus programmes) or matching (programmes with matching). These programmes with these procedures have different registration deadlines.
Deadline for programmes with matching procedure
* For the programmes Arts and Culture and European Studies, the application deadline is up to and including 1 July 2018.
There is one exception, the Economics and Business Economics programme. The deadlines for this programme are as follows:
- 15 January 2018 (early registration deadline)
- 15 March 2018 (regular registration deadline).
Please note: To be admitted to the Economics and Business Economics programme, you must not only complete the SKC procedure on time but also meet the International Classroom (IC) requirement. If you do not meet this requirement you will not be admitted to the programme, irrespective of the outcome of the SKC.
For the other programmes, the following applies:
You register by 1 May 2018
If you register for the SKC, meet the admission requirements and complete the SKC procedure no later than 1 August, you will be automatically admitted, even if the outcome of the SKC is negative.
You register after 1 May 2018
If you register for the SKC after 1 May 2018, meet the admission requirements and complete the SKC procedure no later than 1 August, you will not be automatically admitted. The outcome of the SKC will be taken into consideration.
The aforementioned applies to the following bachelor's programmes:
|Arts and Culture*||
Econometrics and Operations Research
European Law School
European Public Health
* For the programmes Arts and Culture and European Studies, the application deadline is up to and including 1 July.
Deadline for fixus programmes with selection by the educational institution
For fixus programmes* there is only one deadline: 15 January 2017. This deadline is applicable to the following programmes:
|Medicine, including International Track in Medicine|
* A fixus programme is a programme with a limited number of available places, with selection by the educational institution.
Is your application for a fixus programme too late?
The deadline for application for all ‘numerus fixus’ programmes is 15 January 2018, 23:59 CET. After this date it is no longer possible to apply for such a programme via Studielink. If you did not submit your application in time, this unfortunately means that you will have to choose another, non-fixus, programme to apply for, in which case the application deadline is 1 May 2018. Exceptions to the rule are limited, only in the days directly after the deadline (until 19 January 2018, 11:59 am CET) and under specific circumstances, UM can decide to still include you in the procedure for these programmes. These include circumstances such as sudden illness, a death in the family, personal circumstances, etc. Does this apply to you? Then please contact the programme of your choice at Maastricht University:
- BSc Medicine: decsel-ba-gen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
- BSc Psychology: bacheloradmissions-fpn[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
- BSc International Business: ibadmissions-sbe[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl
UM will then decide whether, based on your personal circumstances, you qualify as a candidate for late application and whether you can still be included in the decentralised selection procedure. This is a decision open to appeal.
Deadline for selective programmes
For a number of study programmes, UM strives to select students with a profound interest in one or more specific topics by a certain level of motivation. A wide range of criteria are used to determine the compatibility between your interests and the study programme.
|Programme||Deadline EU||Deadline non-EU|
|University College Maastricht||up to and including 1 March 2018||up to and including 5 January 2018|
|Maastricht Science Programme||up to and including 1 May 2018||up to and including 1 April 2018|
|University College Venlo||up to and including 1 July 2018||up to and including 1 June 2018|