My TOEFL has expired, can I still submit it?
An expired copy will do. In case we need an updated one, we will let you know individually after reviewing the documents.
Do I still need a TOEFL if I am from an English-speaking country, or if I have studied for my master degree in an English-speaking country?
As the website indicates, if you are a native speaker or studied in English for your BA or MA, you do not need a TOEFL or other proof.
If I do not have a TOEFL exam, how can I prove my knowledge of English?
The minimum level accepted is 600 PBT, 100 ICT or 240 CBT (TOEFL) or 7.0 (IELTS). Native speakers and students who have received their bachelor’s or master’s education in English are exempted. Other proof of English will be considered upon provision of proof (for instance tests to enter work, or work experience in a native English-speaking country). Please upload your proof in the application form.
In my country, the next TOEFL exam date is after your application deadline. Can I send the exam results after the deadline?
Yes, you can if you indicate your registration for the exam, as well as inform us of the date of the exam and when we will receive the results. In case we select you for the programme, it will be conditional on passing the English language threshold.
Do I need proof of English language proficiency?
Proof of your proficiency in English is required unless you are a native English speaker or have obtained a Bachelor or Master degree in an English-language program and in an English-speaking country.
If you have obtained a Bachelor or Master degree in an English-language program and/or in an English-speaking country, you need to submit proof (a request for exemption) that you have worked in an English-language work environment and/or in an English-speaking country for at least 3/5 years.
Please upload a brief note (a request for exemption) under the box ‘Other’ if you want to apply for an exemption on these grounds. Referring to your CV is allowed but do elaborate on why we can exempt you from providing proof of English proficiency.
If you cannot be exempted from the English proficiency requirement, we need a proof of your proficiency in English. We accept a TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge English: Proficiency and Cambridge English: Advanced tests. The TOEFL code number of Maastricht University is 7102.
Maastricht University has established minimum scores for admission. For a TOEFL test, we require minimum score of 100 (IBT). For an IELTS test, we require a minimum score of 7.0. For the Cambridge English: Proficiency test, the minimum grade required is a C and for the Cambridge English: Advanced test Grade A is required.
Due to experience in previous years, we will also verify partial scores to ensure that all students are capable of participating fully. The requirements for partial scores are:
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N.B. Without fulfilling this requirement, your application is incomplete and will not be submitted to the Board of Admission for assessment.