The admission procedure at Maastricht University varies per programme, but there are a few general things we can tell you about it.

What you need to keep in mind


Maastricht University selects students on performance, motivation and interests.

Depending on the studies you choose, you can opt for a matching procedure.

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Matching is a way to determine whether you and your study programme are a good match.

Matching isn’t mandatory, it’s voluntary. So, it’s all up to you.

Matching can involve an interview, an online questionnaire or some other activity followed by a recommendation.

It depends on the procedure adopted by the programmes which offer matching.


More about matching and admissions.

Need more information?


Visit UM’s Admissions & Registration pages.


Requirements for specific programmes can be found on the ‘Admissions requirements’ page of the programme of your choice.


Or contact us now and send a Whatsapp to +31 6200 44 571

One more thing: so, what if you don’t have a Dutch diploma? Scroll down.

First, you can check the list of diplomas equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma to see if your degree qualifies you for admission to UM. If it doesn’t, you may be eligible for our Foundation Programme.


This one-year, full-time study programme consists of English-language training, content courses, academic skills training and cultural and social events.


All this will help you integrate smoothly into your new life in the Netherlands as well as the study of your choice.