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Are you ready to embark on your unique executive or online learning journey with MaastrichtMBA? We are honoured by your conscious choice! Applying for our programme starts right here! Your first step will be to fill out the application form. Next to that, below you can find all supporting information for filling in your application form and all other steps.

Step 1: the application

Your application for both the On-Campus as the Online track starts by filling out our online application form and uploading a bundle of required documents. Based on your input, the MBA Admission Office creates a personal application dossier that allows the MBA Admission Committee to perform a detailed assessment on your eligibility for the programme.
Below you find more information on each of the documents required to complete your application.

Application form

Applying for our MaastrichtMBA programme starts by filling out the official digital MBA application form. This form will ask you to provide general information about you as a potential student of our MBA programme. The application form will establish the foundation of your admission profile.

Click here to start your application process. If needed, you can save your application form halfway and continue on a later moment.

Motivation letter

The motivation letter provides you with the opportunity to present unique information about yourself to the MBA Admission Committee. The letter should answer the following questions:

  • Why do you opt for MaastrichtMBA of Maastricht University?
  • What do you consider the added value of this MBA for you?
  • What are your ultimate career goals and how can this programme contribute to reaching those goals?
  • What value will you as a participant add to the programme and its current students?
  • What other information would you like to add to distinguish yourself as a candidate for the MaastrichtMBA programme?
Curriculum vitae

The curriculum vitae contains a description of your current job and your past work experience. It should include the dates of employment and company name, job title and responsibilities, management experience, budget responsibility and achievements.

Degrees and transcripts

Certified copies of your degrees and transcripts can be obtained at the student affairs office of your university or other legal authorities such as notaries and municipality offices. Certified copies contain the text ‘certified copy from original’. International candidates whose academic records are in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch must submit both the originals as well as certified translations.

Reference forms

We request that you provide us with two references from persons who are able to assess your intellectual ability, maturity, motivation, leadership potential and suitability for admission to MaastrichtMBA. The references could be from your employer, the person you report to, or a former employer. The format of the reference is defined by the online reference form that your referees should fill out.

Click here to visit the reference form. You can forward this link to your referees.

Admission test *

Candidates for MaastrichtMBA who are required to take an additional admission test like the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), GMAT Focus Edition or Executive Assessment (EA) should make sure that the official score report is sent directly to our business school.

Language Proficiency *

For the MaastrichtMBA programme, proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English is essential since the entire programme is conducted in the English language. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated with a degree from an English speaking university could be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test (IELTS).

Passport & passport-size picture

Please include a digital copy of your passport or identity card and a digital passport-size picture of yourself. These documents are solely required to complete the formal registration process at Maastricht University. Following on the submission of these documents, you will receive a student ID card at the start of the MBA programme, which proofs you are an officially registered student at our university.

Application fee

The fee for applying to the MaastrichtMBA programme amounts to € 200 and covers the handling costs of your application dossier. The fee will be invoiced to the stated invoice address and is unrelated to the final decision by the MBA Admission Committee.

* These elements are not required for all applicants. Please make sure to ask the MaastrichtMBA Office before taking any tests.

Step 2: the interview

Once we have received your complete application, you are invited to an intake interview on campus with our MBA director. To prepare well for the intake interview, go through your application documents and make sure you can touch upon elements that might have remained unclear. Also take a look at the content of your motivational letter and see if it adds value to elaborate a bit more on your motivations and arguments for joining MaastrichtMBA.
As a final advice, please note that the intake interview serves to add a face to the application file and learn more about the person behind the documents, so please don’t fear the interview too much. We won’t bite, on the contrary, we are very keen on welcoming you at Maastricht University!

Step 3: the assessment

After your application documents have been submitted and the intake interview has taken place, the MBA Admission Committee will carefully review your application and reach a conclusion. The Committee is an independent panel of experienced academics and practitioners who will provide a binding advice to the MaastrichtMBA Office. The Office contacts you as soon as the advice has been provided. Usually the assessment process takes 2-3 weeks to complete.


Congratulations! You are now a student of MaastrichtMBA, allowed to start at the next intake moment!


You are being granted admission, assuming you are going to meet additional criteria before you start, such as a GMAT score or a language test score.


Your application has been rejected because minimum requirements have not been met.


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