University College Maastricht (UCM) is a Liberal Arts and Sciences honours college of Maastricht University that combines extensive academic choice with personal guidance. UCM students are part of a truly international community, working and socialising with students from more than 50 countries representing 73% international students. They are supported by dedicated staff members who encourage learning beyond the classroom. Our dedication to academic standards as well as our strong sense of belonging to a community makes UCM a unique place where academic passion is encouraged and individual talents are nurtured.

Courses at UCM are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). By using a combination of small-group work and individual research, students are in control of their own education. PBL education helps students retain information better, think about problems independently and allows them to develop their interpersonal skills. All teaching at UCM happens in small groups of approximately 12 students.

Curriculum Information

Students at UCM design their own personalised programme with the support of their academic advisor, focusing on the subjects they are passionate about. UCM offers more than 150 courses in a wide range of academic disciplines within three concentrations:


  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Digital Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • World History
  • Contemporary Spirituality

Social Sciences

  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • International Law
  • Psychology
  • Statistics


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Information and Computer Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences
  • Climate Change
  • Datamining

Other Liberal Arts and Sciences Programmes at Maastricht University​

  • Maastricht Science Programme is focused on the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and neuroscience. For more information, please check www.
  • University College Venlo is focused on nutrition, food and health. This college is located in the city of Venlo. For more information, please check


UCM has a rolling and selective admissions process. There are 275 spots available for incoming students each year. UCM strives to attract highly motivated students with genuine academic ambitions who love debates and are interested in interdisciplinary education. The Board of Admissions assesses whether there is a match between the students’ academic interests and what UCM has to offer. Students apply online with their latest transcript, CV, and a letter of motivation. Potentially suitable candidates are invited for an online interview.

Accepted Diplomas

  • British system: 3 GCE A-levels with grades A, B or C + 3 GCSE’s in 6 different subjects
  • International/European Baccalaureate Diploma
  • For other diplomas, please visit

Application Deadlines

February enrolment

  • 1 October

September enrolment

  • Non- EU/EEA nationals: 5 January
  • EU/EEA nationals: 1 March

Tuition Fees

EU/EEA students: € 3,830 (2023/2024)

Non-EU students: € 14,446 (2023/2024)

Contact Details

University College Maastricht
Monique Scheepens

Zwingelput 4
6211 KH Maastricht
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 43 388 56 98

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