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Kurt Hahn


Thank you for your interest in United World College Maastricht.
UWC Maastricht is a state-subsidized Dutch International School, offering an English language education to over 900 students from 100+ nationalities.
Please note: Our Kindergarten group (age 4-5) and several other year groups have limited availability left for this school year. We do advice to fill in the application in order to reserve a place or alternatively a place on the waiting list.
For the school year 2020-2021 we have wait lists for several year groups in Secondary school. Please contact our admissions department via


Initial questions can be submitted via our Admissions Contact Form. Parents and students are invited to schedule a visit to the school as part of the application process. Please note we do not schedule any visits during the months of July and August up until the first week of the new school year.

UWC Maastricht Offers the Following Sections:

Primary School (ages 4-11)
Secondary School (ages 11-18)

Students will be placed in year groups guided by the age-bands established by the Dutch Education law.

Who Can Apply?

UWC Maastricht has a 2-year residential IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16-18. Students should contact to apply via:

Admissions for the Day Student Programme (age 4 - 18) must be in line with the Dutch law on International Education. A student can apply if they qualify under one of the following conditions:

  • The student is a non-Dutch passport holder and one of the parents/guardian is temporarily employed in the Netherlands or border region.

  • The student has the Dutch nationality but has been educated outside of the Netherlands for two years or longer because one of the parents/guardians has worked abroad.

  • The student has the Dutch nationality but one of the parents/guardians will be employed outside of the Netherlands within the next two years and the student will accompany him/her. Proof to be provided.

  • The student has the Dutch nationality and has attended Dutch schools but would like to undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The student has a HAVO diploma or a certificate of promotion to year 5 of VWO.

    We are required by law to review eligibility requirements upon entry and also upon change of curriculum programme between Primary and Secondary divisions.

    We aspire to be inclusive for all students; however, our school has limited resources and therefore we review each application to determine if we can meet the needs of the individual student. Additional supporting documents may be required for students with special needs.

  • Please note that we require all students to live under permanent care and supervision of a parent/guardian and we do not accept applications from students living under different living conditions unless specifically discussed and approved of by our Head of College.

Application Checklist

UWC Maastricht accepts applications on a rolling basis, up to one year before the expected starting date.  Only completed applications will be reviewed. Admission to the Primary- and Middle Years Program is possible between September and May, admission to the Diploma program only up until October.

A complete application includes the following items for each student:

  • Online application form.

  • A copy of the photograph page of the student's passport and/or a copy of the student's visa with a date of entry stamp.

  • An official copy of the student’s school reports from the last 2 academic years (translated into English).

  • Copies of special needs reports/doctors reports if applicable (translated into English).

  • Proof of date of arrival in the Netherlands and/or Residency registration details including BSN Number (only applicable for students living in the Netherlands) once this information is available.

  • For Secondary students only, an online test is required.  You will be contacted by Admissions to schedule an appointment.  

  • Proof of payment of non-refundable application fee of 655 Euro per student.

Please pay this fee by bank transfer to: United World College Maastricht, clearly marked ‘Application Fee’ with your child(ren)’s name(s).

            BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS: UWC Maastricht
            ABN/AMRO Bank
            IBAN NL09ABNA0586114750
            BIC ABNANL2A


Gustav Mahlerlaan 10

1082 PP Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Review & Decision

The review process typically takes 4 weeks, if no additional documents are required. In peak times (April – September) this review may take longer.  An application may be accepted, refused, or a student may be offered a place on the waitlist.

Admissions Priority is given to:

  • Re-enrolling current students.

  • Siblings of current UWC Maastricht students whose completed applications have been received by 1 April for the following school year.

  • Eligible children of UWC Maastricht staff.

  • Students who are guaranteed by stakeholders financial support.

  • Internationally mobile families whose children do not have local educational options due to language or residency.

Please note: for the school year 2019-2020 we have waiting lists in place for several year groups in the IB Middle Years Program. Your application will still be accepted and added to the waiting list.

Official placement offers are communicated via email indicating a start date. Placement offers need to be accepted within 10 days of receipt by email confirmation. After this agreement, a later starting date will result in full payment of all days not attended, OR being placed on the waiting list.

Once the family has accepted the placement offer, they will need to submit a 600 Euro down payment (per student) to hold the space.

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