UCM/MSP Tuition fee waiver

At University College Maastricht (UCM) and Maastricht Science Programme (MSP), we want to prevent that the tuition fee amount becomes an obstacle for talented students to enrol at Maastricht University. We recognise that some applicants from EU/EEA countries may be unable to pay the UCM/MSP tuition fee, which is higher than the national tuition fee set by the Dutch government. We therefore offer a tuition fee waiver for these applicants to cover the difference between the two fees.

Who is eligible?

All candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • You are applying for the Liberal Arts & Sciences programme of UCM or MSP
  • You hold an EU/EEA passport
  • You do not have personal funds available
  • You do not have parents or guardians who are able to support you financially
  • You do not have access to maintenance grants
  • You do not have access to subsidised loans

Duration of the UCM/MSP tuition fee waiver

The UCM/MSP tuition fee waiver is awarded for the duration of the bachelor’s programme, with a maximum of 36 months.

Amount of the UCM/MSP tuition fee waiver

The tuition fee waiver covers the difference between the UCM/MSP tuition fee and the national tuition fee set by the Dutch government. 

Application procedure

Step 1: register for the bachelor’s programme in Liberal Arts & Sciences at UCM or MSP via Studielink  

Step2: simultaneously submit a waiver request to ucm-admissions@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Please bear in mind that the Board of Admissions need to review the application. The sooner a request is made, the sooner a decision can be communicated. 

The request for a waiver should include the following documents:

  • A letter stating the reasons for your inability to pay.
  • Official documentation of financial situation, such as recent (parental) tax return and/or statements of personal wealth.

Please note: if a candidate does not and/or cannot provide the necessary proof, the application will not be assessed by the Board of Admissions.

Selection procedure

Step 1: the Board of Admissions reviews all waiver requests during the application procedure.

Step 2: the Board of Admissions informs the applicant on its decision as soon as possible.