University College Maastricht

Maastricht
Netherlands

Language of instruction

English

University College Maastricht is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Honours College that provides small-scale and individualised bachelor's education. Classes are small, with emphasis placed on independent learning via a group process (the Problem-Based Learning Method).

Located on the Maas River, Maastricht is one of the most beautiful and oldest towns in the Netherlands. It is full of history, tradition and culture. As a university town, students give it a buzzing vibe day and night.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester Late January/February–July
Semester 2 Autumn Semester Late August/September–January

Each semester is divided into three periods – 2 course periods and 1 skills training period. 

Students going on exchange in the Autumn semester (UQ Semester 2) should choose courses from periods 1-3
Students going on exchange in the Spring semester (UQ Semester 1) should choose courses from periods 4-6

Autumn semester: course periods 1 and 2 + skills training period 3
Spring semester: course periods 4 and 5 + skills training period 6

View the UCM academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at UCM is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

  • 20 ECTS should come from the main curriculum course list (Course period 1&2 or 4&5)
  • 5 ECTS should come from the "Skills" course list (Course period 1&2 or 4&5)
  • 5 ECTS should come from the "Project" course list (Course period 3 or 6

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UCM.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the UCM course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Anthropology
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Public policy
Sociology
Writing
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

You can only study courses within the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.

Additional academic information

UCM has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The easiest way to find housing while studying at UCM is through Maastricht Housing. Maastricht Housing is the official housing agency for Maastricht University and combines all the student housing offers in Maastricht. Students can use this service for a fee. 

Cost of living

MyMaastricht has financing information to give students an idea of the cost of living in Maastricht.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Insurance requirements for exchange students can be found on the UCM exchange web page under 'The road to UCM'.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UCM has visa and immigration information for incoming students.

Contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.