Second year students with the best results (top 20% graded, about 40 to 60 students af FPN) will be invited to join. Any unused spots are then open for application by not-invited students.
During a research project, you are introduced to theoretical aspects of conducting research within your field or discipline and you conduct your own research. The skills you develop within this project are useful for either a career in scientific research or research positions in business. Most students use their research project as the topic for their empirical bachelor's thesis.
The study load is as follows:
- MaRBLe research project (12 ECTS) in periods 1, 2 and 3.
- Own selection of elective courses for in total 12 ECTS total, in periods 1, 2 and 3.. Often students take2 courses of 6 ECTS each.
In the information sessions, coordinator Arie van der Lugt will explain MarBLe in detail. The FPN MaRBLe facebooksite also gives an idea of the projects, and there are alsoMaRBLe pages on the UM website.
Application stepsIn the first selection round, the second year Bachelor students with the best results (top 20% = between 40 and 60 students af FPN) will be invited to participate. The second round is open to all other second year Bachelor students. A motivation letter and a recommendation letter from your research practicum supervisor are needed to take part in this round.
If you think you should have been invited
There might be situations where you inadvertently did not receive an invitation, for instance:
- You have submitted an assignment that has not been assesed.
- You have an exemption for one or more courses
If this is the case, you can send a correction request to marble-fpnmaastrichtuniversity.nl.
TImeline and deadlines
|Timeline and deadlines MaRBLe 2023-2024 (Sept. 2023 - Feb. 2024)|
| First week May||MaRBLe: top 20% of students get an invitation to participate.|
|24 May 2023|
MaRBLe: application deadline for invited students
|25 May 2023|
MaRBLe: second application for all other student opens
|Mon. 5 June 2023|
|Marble: Second application round closes|