Looking for more?

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.

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.

Honours options at UU

Utrecht University offers various options for students who would like to join an Honours programme.


5 April 2017
Seminar on Transitional Justice and Social Justice by The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (SIM).
29 March 2017
Scribendi, journal of the University of New Mexico, is looking for interns.
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.




1 May 2017 - Honours
May 2017 deadline for The Undergraduate Awards call for submission of your best coursework as student at Utrecht University.
18 - 20
18 May 2017 - Honours
An interactive summer school at high pace with focus on: e-portfolio's, experiential learning, honours course design and didactics.
24 - 25
24 May 2017 - Honours
Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) National Conference on May 24-25, 2017 at The Ohio State University.
8 - 9
8 June 2017 - Honours
International Honours Conference 2017 on June 8 and 9 at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.
8 - 12
8 November 2017 - Honours
The conference theme, “Just Honors,” will explore justice both as an academic focus and also the role in education.

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