B.Sc. University College Maastricht

Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
For students who do not want to be limited to a single academic discipline. Liberal Arts & Sciences' UCM offers 160 courses in almost all academic disciplines. The 3-year programme is in English.


English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Written request: You have to add a personal statement from between 800-1200 words to your application.

Assessment interview: If the board of admissions thinks your application is good enough you will get invited for an interview.

Grade list: Your gradelist will also be taken into account with your application.

Language test

Previous education: To be eligible for admission to University College Maastricht you should have a Dutch VWO diploma or an international equivalent thereof. A list of valid diplomas can be found at http://www.ucm.nl/admissions under Admission Requirements. UCM does not have any additional subject requirements.

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL paper based: 575
  • TOEFL computer based: 232
  • TOEFL internet based: 90

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands



For students who do not want to be limited to a single academic discipline. Liberal Arts & Sciences' UCM offers 160 courses in almost all academic disciplines. The 3-year programme is in English.

University College Maastricht offers a bachelor's programme entirely taught in English. It is meant for students with a broad academic interest, who do not want to limit themselves to a programme focused on a single academic discipline. UCM offers 160 courses in almost all academic disciplines. Each semester you construct your own programme from the courses offered. At the end of the first year you opt for one of the three concentrations: Social Sciences, Humanities or Sciences. Of course, you do not choose courses randomly. Together with your academic advisor, you discuss your ambitions for the future and choose courses that fit your plans. Next to courses in academic disciplines, you also enroll in an extensive skills training programme. Here you learn how to set up and conduct scientific research; you work on your debating skills; and you practice how to present ideas in a clear and persuasive way. Your writing skills receive special attention. The College also offers you the opportunity to learn another foreign language. Furthermore you can study a semester abroad at one of our partner universities all over the world. UCM is a three-year programme taught entirely in English.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: October (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: March (non-EEA: January).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 10000 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date February, September 2016
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 27%
  • practice: 9%
  • self study: 64%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is recommended.

This programme has a workload of 180 ECTS.

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