Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. We welcome day students (who live in the region) as well as residential students.

The programme has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. It has earned extensive recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. International Baccalaureate (IB) is a worldwide, nonprofit education programme founded to give all students the opportunity to receive an education fit for a globalizing world.


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 six subjects of different academic areas, as well as complete three core elements.

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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 Diploma 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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UWC Maastricht relies on parental fees to offer its robust educational programme. The Diploma Programme school fee is €11.460 for day students (school year 2024-2025). If you want to be a residential Diploma Programme student, please contact UWC International for more information. There are scholarships available for this track .

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