Want to get more out of your studies and develop your talents as much as you can?

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. You can choose between a faculty honours programme or an interdiscplinary, cross-faculty honours programme at UU Honours College.

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.


Honours programmes have their own selection procedure. In general your motivation is the most important selection criterium.

Honours community

Students, lecturers and alumni together form an honours community within the honours education, in which they inspire and encourage each other. They are in good contact, inspire one another and use each other's knowledge and inspiration. Due to the big international intake, the honours community has a diverse character.


Honours Dean Michael Burke overhandigt de 'trofee' voor Teacher of the Year award aan honours docent Nelleke Veenema
5 November 2020
During the Opening of the Academic Honours Year 2020-2021 the Honours Teacher of the Year Award 2020 has been handed out to Nelleke Veenema.
20 October 2020
Join a unique learning adventure: the Food 4 Health and Safety Challenge. You will solve a real-life problem while working on your personal skills
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18 November 2019
University College Utrecht students design and teach their own Student-Led Honours seminar
14 October 2019
Kristin Denzer wins Honours Teacher of the Year award 2019
18 October 2018
Tijdens de Opening van het Academisch Honours Jaar op maandag 15 oktober is dr. Adri Thomas verkozen tot Honoursdocent van het Jaar




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