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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.