Career-Related Programme

UWC Maastricht is a Candidate School for the Career-related Programme. We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School.  IB World schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that UWC Maastricht believes is important for students.*

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) is a pre-university course designed for students aged 16-19, which we aim to introduce in September 2022, after authorization from the IB. We will welcome day students (who live in the region) as well as residential students.

The Career-related Programme will allow students to choose courses with a particular focus on their future career of choice. At UWC Maastricht, we have designed a very innovative pathway in Sustainable Business. Besides academic rigour, the IBCP will focus on personal and professional skills development and relevant service and work-related experiences.

Since this is a new Programme for our school, we are creating a series of newsletters. You can find the latest IBCP Newsletter (Feb. 2022) here!


Students follow a broad based academic curriculum aimed at giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to allow them to prepare for life after UWC. Students choose a number of IB Diploma subjects, complete the career-related study and develop a broad range of personal and professional skills.

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Beyond the Classroom

UWC Maastricht offers many co- and extra-curricular programmes. From sports, creativity clubs, music lessons and services to student-led initiatives. Students develop leadership and collaboration skills, and participate in meaningful activities throughout the school and the Maastricht community.

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We welcome both residential and day students to our International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. Residential students should apply via UWC International Office or via the National Committee of their country, day students can apply directly to our school (up to one year before the start date and up until 1 October).

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Every year, we welcome 200 students to live on the campus. These residential students are housed in the residence buildings. They live there in small groups, with four students sharing a bedroom. Students come together in the Mensa for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Summer School

Coming to the Career-related Programme from a different school or even a different country? Haven’t spoken much English before? Then UWC Maastricht might be a big step for you! That’s why we organize a summer school before the school starts. We make sure you start the CP feeling safe and ready!

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UWC Maastricht relies on parental fees to offer its robust educational programme. The Career-related Programme school fee is €10.015 for day students (school year 2022-2023). If you’d like to be a residential Career-related Programme student, please contact UWC International for more information. There are scholarships available for this track.

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*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit