Excellence Education

To promote the quality of education and fulfil an integral part of its performance agreements, Maastricht University has developed a range of excellence programmes for ambitious, motivated, high-performing students. At EDLAB we further develop, implement, and centrally coordinate these programmes.

More specifically, we facilitate a challenging, (interdisciplinary) learning environment in which students of demonstrated quality are offered extracurricular opportunities. Accordingly, we provide them with a chance to develop their talents, increase their knowledge, strengthen their resume, and get prepared for the job market.


Excellence Programmes

PREMIUM, Honours+, and MaRBLe


participate in UM’s excellence programmes annually
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PREMIUM is UM’s Honours programme for high-performing and motivated master’s students. With a focus on project-based working and teamwork, as well as personal (professional) development, PREMIUM bridges the gap between study and career.
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Honours+ is UM’s excellence programme for students participating in the Faculty Honours Programmes. With a focus on developing academic skills, expanding knowledge beyond the scope of the curriculum, as well as creating a UM honours community, Honours+ aims to provide a common core for all Honours students.
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The Maastricht Research-Based Learning excellence programme allows bachelor’s students at all UM faculties to gain hands-on experience with academic research. Under the guidance of an experienced UM researcher students set up and conduct their own scientific study.
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Senior Coordinator

Fabienne Crombach


Junior Coordinator

Tania Topa


Marie-Lou Mestrini