For students who do not want to be limited to a single academic discipline. Liberal Arts & Sciences' UCM offers over 150 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 over 150 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 Engl
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 180 ECTS.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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.
Written request: You have to add a personal statement from between 800-1200 words to your application.
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:
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University College Maastricht (UCM) will give financial support to three students who will be invited to enroll at UCM in September.
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