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10 January 2017
Caribbean Studies / Undergraduate Field Research Program Aruba, 23 May - 23 June 2017.
9 January 2017
Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2017 at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
9 December 2016
Call for abstracts open for the Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) National Conference on 24-25 May, 2017 at The Ohio State University.
14 November 2016
Call for proposals for International Honours Conference on June 8 and 9, 2017 at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences is now open till January 6, 2017.
1 November 2016
The Undergraduate Awards call for submission of your best coursework as student at Utrecht University.




1 May 2017 - Honours
May 2017 deadline for The Undergraduate Awards call for submission of your best coursework as student at Utrecht University.
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24 May 2017 - Honours
Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) National Conference on May 24-25, 2017 at The Ohio State University.
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8 June 2017 - Honours
International Honours Conference 2017 on June 8 and 9 at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.


A university degree is varied and challenging in itself, but for those students who are looking to broaden their horizons or dig deeper we also offer honours programmes that provide an additional challenge. Would you like to get more out of your studies and develop your talents as much as you can? Then an honours programme could be what you are looking for.

  • Get a more in-depth perspective of the subjects in your degree programme;
  • Dare to look beyond the bounds of your own degree programme;
  • Carefully consider and work on your talents and ambitions.

Download the Honours Bachelor’s programmes flyer.
There is also a special programme for Master’s students, called Young Innovators.

Honours certificate

If you successfully complete an honours programme you receive an honours certificate. This improves your chances of being admitted to selective Master’s programmes and enhances your opportunities on the labour market.


If you want to be admitted to the honours programme you must take part in a selection procedure. We look at your motivation and the marks you got in your final examinations at secondary school and whether you have a demonstrable interest in organising and attending extra study and/or other activities.

Range of honours options at UU

Utrecht University offers various options for students wanting to join an Honours programme. The dropdown list below contains more information about these forms of honours education.

Bachelor-specific honours programme

Every Bachelor’s degree programme has its own honours programme, which you can usually start at the beginning of your studies at the university. However, you can also join an honours programme during the course of the first year. You can find specific information about the honours programme of your degree programme on the programme page.

On the Bachelor’s selection site, you can browse through the honours programmes of the various degree programmes.

Descartes College

Would you like to do an honours programme and look beyond the borders of your own area of study?  Then the Descartes College could be what you are looking for. The Descartes College honours programmes are interdisciplinary and stand out on account of the university-wide character of their range of faculty honours programmes.

Young Innovators programme

Utrecht University offers an honours programme worth 15 credits especially aimed at Master’s students with innovative potential.  The Young Innovators programme can be combined with every Utrecht University Master’s programme, although it is subject to a selection procedure.


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