On this page, you will find important details of the application process (such as deadlines, admission requirements, required documents and application assessment) for the bachelor’s programme in European Public Health for the academic year 2024-2025.
Important deadlines for this study programme
The bachelor’s programme in European Public Health starts in September.
The deadlines below are applicable for applying for a start in September 2024.
When you want to apply or are applying for this study programme, it is important that you inform yourself of the deadlines that you need to meet. The important deadlines when applying for this study programme are provided in the table below.
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|Date||What you need to know about this date|
|1 October 2023||Studielink is open for applications for the academic year 2024-2025|
Up to and including 1 April 2024, 23:59 CET
|Deadline for completing the entire application process for non-EU/EEA applicants (these applicants require a visa or residence permit)|
|Up to and including 1 May 2024, 23:59 CET||Deadline for completing the entire application process for applicants from the EU/EEA or Switzerland|
General requirements: previous education
The admission requirements for the academic year 2024-2025 for the bachelor’s programme in European Public Health depend on your previous education. Please check below which requirements apply to you.
Applicants with a Dutch diploma
You qualify for admission if you have one of the following diplomas:
- Dutch VWO diploma, new style, all profiles
- Dutch VWO diploma, old style, preferably with mathematics
- HBO propedeuse, or bachelor’s degree, preferably with mathematics
- OU propedeuse, preferably with mathematics
Applicants with a non-Dutch diploma
If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma, you qualify - in principle - for admission to this programme. Check if this applies to your diploma:
If your diploma is not included in this list, it must be evaluated by UM first.
International prospective students who do not meet the admission requirements: Foundation Programme
If you are an international prospective student, and you do not meet the admission requirements, then you may be eligible for the Foundation Programme. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor's programme, and English language skills (depending on your level).
After successfully completing the Foundation Programme, you will qualify for admission to this bachelor’s programme. Additionally, the Foundation Programme offers support outside of the classroom and organises events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands and at Maastricht University.
Learn more about the Foundation programme
Applicants without the appropriate diploma or with missing courses
If you do not have the necessary diplomas, you may still be eligible for admission with an entrance exam (the Colloquium Doctum exam). For this, you must be 21 years of age or older.
The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of the UM does not organise a Colloquium Doctum exam. You must demonstrate with certificates that you have mastered the required subjects at Dutch VWO-level new style. These are: English and mathematics.
You must arrange obtaining the certificates yourself.
For the math exam, you can go to Boswell-Bèta or Central Committees for Entrance Exams (CCVX) – entrance exam
- For the English subject, you can go to: Babel or the UM Language Centre
Once you pass the exams, you must upload the certificates in the MyApplication portal.
Let the UM Admissions Office know via email (email@example.com) that you have uploaded the certificates in the MyApplication portal. In the subject of your email, place: for the attention of UM Admissions.
Language requirements for English-language programmes
As English is the language of instruction in this study programme, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to undertake intensive and challenging academic courses that are taught and examined in English.
Answer the questions below to find out if you meet the language requirements.
Applicants who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country (handling fee)
Applicants for this study programme who received their previous education in a non-EU/EEA country will have to pay a handling fee. More information on this handling fee and how to arrange this payment can be found on the Handling fee page.
Students who are of the opinion that they have already obtained comparable subjects earlier can request exemptions. The subjects must be equivalent in terms of content, study hours and level.
A request for exemption can only be considered if you have already enrolled.
For more information about exemptions, you can send a message to the Board of Examiners of FHML via askFHML.
Documents required for application process
During the application process for this study programme, you will need to complete a number of tasks for which you will often have to upload documents. The list below gives you an insight into what documents you will (and might) need to prepare.
Required documents for all applicants to this study programme
A recent portrait picture
This picture must satisfy certain requirements
A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
Make a copy of the page with your personal details. Save this copy as ‘passport copy’ and not as ‘passport picture’
A copy of your most recent grades transcript and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it
Documents that might be required depending on your (academic) background
Document(s) that demonstrate your proficiency in English
Answer the questions concerning language requirements under ‘Language requirements for English-language programmes’ on this webpage to find out if you need to provide additional documentation. The outcome of your answers will indicate which document(s) you can use to prove your proficiency.
A Colloquium Doctum certificate English
For those applicants who want to qualify for a Colloquium Doctum statement and do not meet the requirement of command of the English language on Dutch VWO level.
A Colloquium Doctum certificate mathematics
For those applicants who want to qualify for a Colloquium Doctum statement and do not meet the requirement of command of mathematics on Dutch VWO level.
A questionnaire Matching Procedure European Public Health
For those applicants who chose themselves to take part in the Matching Procedure. You are not required to complete the Matching procedure to qualify for admission.
How do we assess your application?
When you want to apply or are applying to this study programme, it is useful to know how we assess your application. You can find more information about this in this section.
Maastricht University (UM) will assess whether your previous education makes that you qualify for admission. Additional documents may be required to assess your previous education. If so, you will receive a request by email, so please keep an eye on your inbox. You will receive a message once UM has made the decision.
Maastricht University finds it important that you choose a study programme and learning environment which suits you well and in which you can be successful. This is why we offer you several opportunities to explore whether the programme matches your background and interest (for example Open Days and Experience Days). In addition, you may pose questions to evaluate your match with the programme and/or arrange a meeting with one of our study advisers by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privacy statement Matching Procedure
Read more about the privacy statement for the Matching Procedure
Study advice at the end of bachelor year 1
At the end of year 1 of the study programme, every student receives advice on whether or not to continue his/her study. This advice is not binding. However, students must obtain a predetermined number of study credits to be admitted to the second year of the programme. The number of credits that must be earned, is documented in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) of each study programme. Please note that the number of credits that must be earned for entrance into year 2 as stipulated in the EER is subject to change.