Dutch-language programme focusing on healthcare & research. Graduates are qualified as 'basic doctors'. The programme is three years long (two of clinical rotations and the third as a 'semi-doctor')
The masters programme in Medicine focuses on participation in healthcare and research. The first two years consist of 11 clinical rotations (and one elective), some of which you can follow abroad. In the final year, you participate as a semi-doctor in research (18 weeks) and healthcare (18 weeks), working under supervision while gaining more independence and responsibilities throughout the year. The degree entitles you to be called a basic doctor and qualifies you to enter specialty training programmes, for example in general practice (three years), paediatrics (six years) or surgery (six years). This is a three-year programme taught in Dutch.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
This programme has a workload of 180 ECTS.
Admission requirements for UM students
I - Students need to meet the Dutch learning outcome requirements set for the university Bachelor degree programme in Medicine in the Netherlands.
Direct admission The following groups of students are admitted directly to the Master´s programme in Medicine at the UM. They meet the aforementioned requirement I and are:
Admission requirements for non-UM students
I - Students must meet the Dutch learning outcome requirements of the Bachelor´s degree in Medicine.
II - Students must be proficient in Dutch (the programme is offered in Dutch). Students whose native language is not Dutch must show a `Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal, niveau 2´ (Dutch as a Second Language, level 2) certificate*. If a foreign-language student has completed his or her Bachelor´s programme in Medicine in Dutch or Flemish, this is also accepted as sufficient evidence of proficiency in the Dutch language.
* The Language Centre of Maastricht University offers many language courses, including Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish. The courses range from general courses for beginners and advanced learners to more specialized courses such as negotiating in a foreign language, business correspondence and working in economic, legal medical or technical terminology. You can find more information on the website of Maastricht University Language Centre.
Indirect admission (i.e. admission with a so-called proof of admission)
In accordance with the law, the requirements for admission to the Master´s programme in Medicine at the UM for the following students reflect the qualities in the field of knowledge, insight and skills that need to be obtained upon completion of the Bachelor´s degree in Medicine:
Study advisors of the FHML-G can provide students who want to apply with a study advice specified to their situation.
* Maastricht University can apply for an entrance visa for you through an accelerated procedure. You will receive detailed information by email once you have been admitted to a study programme, but it is important to know that one of the requirements is that you will be asked to show that you have enough financial means (about EUR 8,500 for one year, excluding the tuition fees) to support yourself. Other requirements are a document showing that you have been admitted to a programme at Maastricht University and a valid passport. The Visa Office or the coordinator of your Master's programme will assist incoming students in obtaining a visa. If you have any questions about residence permits or visas, you can email the Visa Office.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:
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