Utrecht University students can apply for an honours programme during their Bachelor’s as well as Master’s programme. There are different types of honours programmes:

    • programme specific honours programmes: unfold the yellow blocks below for more information
    • interdisciplinary honours programmes: you will find more information on the page of the UU Honours College
    Honours Bachelor’s Programmes

    Utrecht University offers an honours programme for each Bachelor’s programme. To be eligible for the honours certificate, at least a quarter of the Bachelor’s programme must be completed at honours level, partly inside and partly outside the core of your Bachelor’s programme. You are challenged to look beyond the borders of your study area, you are offered the opportunity to acquire international experience, and you will finalize your Bachelor’s programme with an honours thesis. As an honours student you become part of an active community of students and teachers. The activities of the honours programme are small-scaled and interactive, often through individual contact with teachers. You participate in teams that go into more depth and join in excursions, projects, publications, seminars and study days.

    Information concerning each specific programme can be found below:

    Honours Master’s Programmes

    Utrecht University offers different honours programmes for Master’s students, including one university-wide programme that is accessible for students from all Master’s programmes:

    1. Young Innovators programme (interdisciplinary)
    2. Debye honours programme (GSNS)
    3. Excellent mastertracé (law; information only available in Dutch!)
    4. Honours programma master (veterinary medicine; information only available in Dutch!)
    5. Honours programme master (medicine; information only available in Dutch!)
    6. QBio (GSLS)
    7. U/Select programme (GSLS)


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