|Study location||Netherlands, Maastricht|
|Type||PAT Bachelor, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2.5 weeks|
|Tuition fee||€595.00 one-time|
PAT for Bachelor’s students – Track 2
In this Pre-Academic Training programme you will participate in the following courses:
Introduction to Maastricht: Practical activities (help finding accommodation, opening a bank account, information on insurance, residence permit and city hall registration, help finding a second-hand bike and sim-card, etc.), social activities (barbecue, boat tour, historical city tour, sports day, etc.) and introduction lectures to Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Dutch culture.
Mathematics: In this course we will refresh your knowledge of mathematics to increase your chances of succeeding in your studies at UM. We will use an online tool that provides exercises that you will complete individually and we will have daily group meetings to go over the results and discuss difficulties. In addition, this course is taught in English giving you the opportunity to “translate” your existing mathematics knowledge if necessary. The online tool will remain available to you after the PAT programme allowing further opportunities to practice.
This preparatory course is recommended for enrolling students who completed an ‘intermediate maths’ programme in high school (Grundkurs, Wiskunde A, ASO 4 hours, IB Math SL, etc.). These students could, depending on their chosen UM programme, experience more difficulties in successfully completing the first year of their Bachelor’s programme than students who have already completed an ‘advanced maths’ programme.
This course is not primarily intended for students enrolling in Bachelor’s programmes without any mathematics requirements nor for students signed up for sciences programmes with higher-level maths requirements.
Please note that this short preparatory mathematics course does NOT play any role in the admission process; it cannot be used as a replacement of entry requirements.
English Skills: The course will focus on communication via group work, debates, and presentations while engaging with digital technologies via, among others, an online English for Academic Purposes resource, which can be accessed in your free time. Further, it will reflect on how technology effects our lives both as a student and personally. Additionally, it links in with academic studies by delving into ways and means of providing high quality and unbiased feedback as well as providing you with the essential terminology to deliver this feedback.
This engaging course will assist you in becoming more confident and competent in communicating with your peers and academic staff and will ensure that you hit the ground running at the beginning of the first semester of your Bachelor’s programme.