The MSM Board has taken additional measures to limit the spread of the Corona (Covid-19) virus, in alignment with the measures announced by the Dutch Government.

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Covid-19 updates

Update Master in Management: September 2020 on-campus start and January 2021 hybrid option


Good news! After thorough consideration it has been decided that, covid-19 permitting, the MSM Master in Management 2020 intake will start as planned on the MSM campus in Maastricht on 5 October 2020.

However, insecure times also ask for adaptation to the situation at hand. For those that can’t travel to the Netherlands by this date, a special January 2021 intake has officially been opened for students who are not able to join the October 2020 intake. The January Intake starts on 4 January 2021.
*It is our intention to offer a hybrid, “live-streaming” version for those that are delayed, due to covid-19 specific issues (visa delays/ travel bans/ self-isolation etc).

International experience
The January 2021 Master in Management intake merge into one group with the October 2020 intake as of January 2021 to ensure a truly international MSM experience for all students.

Application deadlines
September application deadline
Non-EU: Closed
EU: 20 September 2020

January application deadline
Non-EU: 4 November 2020
EU: 7 December 2020

MSM offers several scholarships for privately funded students. Please be aware that our scholarships are also available for our January 2021 intake. For the Women Ambassador Scholarship and Academic Excellence Scholarship we have set the following deadlines for the January intake:

  • Woman Ambassador scholarship application deadline: 7 December
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship: 7 December

Click here for more information about all MSM’s scholarships

For program or admission related questions please feel free to reach out to our recruitment team ( or admissions team (

While we are busy preparing a successful and safe MM program, we would like to inform you of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Like other countries in Europe, the Netherlands is taking action to cope with the spread of the virus. We still expect that our MM program will be able to start on October 5, 2020 (October intake) and 4 January 2021 (January intake) on campus.

Please be assured that we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure a safe study environment.

The MSM building will be open, with measures in place to ensure everyone's safety, such as social distancing, compulsory facemasks, controlled access and increased cleaning.

MSM will need to remain flexible to respond to any changes that may be required to our placements. We will continue to closely monitor developments and take necessary action in line with the latest government advice, along with guidance from RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment): RIVM guidelines.

MSM reserves the right to cancel on-campus teaching in the unfortunate event of new, tightened national regulations, or if students are not allowed to travel to the Netherlands. In such an event, we will inform all applicants about the consequences for the October and/or January intake via email as soon as possible.

Please ensure that you purchase travel cancellation insurance and only make travel and accommodation bookings that are fully refundable in case of changes or cancellations. 

Please note that MSM cannot reimburse any expenses incurred beyond fees explicitly paid!.