Admissions for Day Students

Students UWCM

Thank your for applying to UWC Maastricht as a Day Student for Primary, IB Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme! Day students are students who live with their family in the Maastricht region.

Only for the IB Diploma Programme and Career-Related Programme we also welcome residential students (aged 16 till 19), who live on the campus. Click here if you want to apply to become a residential student.


Admission Conditions Day Students

We look forward to your application!

Please make sure, as a day student, you qualify under one of the following conditions (according to Dutch law on international education):

  • 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 holds Dutch nationality but has been educated outside of the Netherlands for two years or longer.
  • The student holds 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 holds 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 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.
  • We work with strict age bands and a cut off per 1 September.

We are required by law to review eligibility requirements upon entry and also upon change of curriculum programme between Primary and Secondary divisions. As a Dutch international school, we provide an English-medium education to students living in the Maastricht border region. Due to limited availability, we prioritize applicants who do not have other options in the local educational system (due to language or residency status).

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 who need extra support.


Application Process Day Students

The first two steps of the application process are:

And paying the non-refundable application fee of €730 per student. Please pay this fee by bank transfer to:
UWC Maastricht
IBAN NL09ABNA0586114750
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Clearly mark the transfer ‘Application Fee’ with your child(ren)’s name(s).


Next steps

You will receive an automated email with further steps. You will be asked to submit the following required documents:

  • A copy of the photograph page and of the signature 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 and the most recent one (if necessary translated into English).
  • Official copies of any medical, psychological or educational evaluation if applicable (if necessary translated into English).



The review process of your application will begin after we receive a complete application (see all steps above). Review normally 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 waiting list. Official placement offers are communicated via email confirming a set start date. Placement offers need to be accepted within 5 days of receipt by email confirmation. After acceptance of this offer, a later starting date will result in full payment of all days not attended or being placed on the waiting list.


After you accept our placement offer

After acceptance of our placement offer you will be asked to:



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.
Take a look at our page with Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about UWC Maastricht!
Get in touch
Please contact the Admissions Team with further questions or to schedule a meeting.