• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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With the help of your personal academic advisor, you build a tailor-made bachelor's programme. For example, you can study the topic Nutritional Pharmacotherapy (medicine 2.0) together with Social Psychology. 

The central part of your University College Venlo programme from Maastricht University is made up by courses within the concentration of your choice: Social sciences, Life sciences or a mixture of the two (Interdisciplinary). In the Social sciences concentration, you can choose courses in the various fields of the social sciences. For instance, Psychology of eating, Economics and/or Behaviour change. 

The Life sciences concentration offers courses like Biology, Epidemiology of Food, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Datamining. Combining courses from different disciplines will help you to develop a distinct academic profile. (The combining of courses) It also helps you to be perfectly adapted to the master’s programme of your choice or for the professional position that you are aiming for.

Why this programme?

Does eating fatty fish make you smarter? Does chocolate cheer you up? Would you like to know how 'unnatural' E numbers are? And do you want to find out which eating habits keep us healthy and prevent diseases? Then University College Venlo (UCV) is the programme for you. 

At UCV, you have the opportunity to focus on health, nutrition and business in an interdisciplinary manner. At UCV you design your own curriculum by choosing from a broad range of courses from the Social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, economics, health management, public health or law) and Life sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry and informatics and physiology).

Your future

Depending on the concentration you have chosen, you will receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree upon graduation. Because you design your own curriculum, the possibilities after graduation are almost endless. 

Depending on the courses you have taken, you will be eligible for a broad range of master’s programmes at Maastricht University or elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Because of the close link to businesses and a focus on applying knowledge, you will also be well prepared to start your professional career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modelling Nature 
  • Globalisation: World Politics and Economics 
  • World Orientation: An Introduction to Cultural Studies 
  • Philosophy of Science 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • European Food Law 
  • International Macroeconomics 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prospective students with a Dutch diploma

If you have one of the diplomas stated below then, in principle, you are directly admissible:

  • Dutch VWO-diploma
  • HBO or OU propaedeutic diploma
  • ​HBO-diploma

Prospective students with a non-Dutch diploma

If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme. Check if this applies for your diploma. If your diploma is not included in this list, it must be evaluated by UM first. 

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10900 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Venlo

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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