Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Maastricht , Netherlands
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 1
    Available Programs
  • 20000
  • 14000
    Average Cost
  • Permit


Innovative education model

UM is the European pioneer of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), the education model it has been working with ever since the university was founded. Small-scale and personal, PBL challenges students not only to learn their subject matter, but also to actively develop their talents and interests as well as skills such as self-reliance, assertiveness and problem-solving capacities. This, combined with a broad and unique range of internationally oriented programmes, is what makes UM stand out.


International orientation

Located in the heart of Europe, UM is the most international university in the Netherlands. Half of our students and one third of our academic staff come from abroad, together representing over 100 different nationalities. Most of UM’s study programmes are taught in English, and the content of both education and research is deeply rooted in European and broader international themes.


Multi- and interdisciplinary

Research and education at UM have a thematic, multidisciplinary nature, inspired by topical issues such as sustainability, European integration, healthy ageing and the influence of technological developments on society. Researchers work in multidisciplinary teams, in close collaboration with national and international institutions, companies and industry

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a high school diploma with good grades and have reached the age of 17 years old by the start of the programme.

Due to the diverse offer of bachelor's that the Foundation Programme trains for there are different requirements for English entry level and mathematics. Some programmes also have additional subject based entry requirements. 

  • A high school grade list
  • A certified copy of your original high school diploma
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume
  • A copy of passport
  • Proof of sufficient English proficiency - IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.0 in all components), TOEFL iBT 70, OR an equivalent score in another English proficiency exam.

  • A motivation letter

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Scholarship & funding

Different Scholarships are available.

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Student life

Education at Maastricht University