Honours education options at UU

Utrecht University offers various options for 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. Information about the faculty honours programmes can be found here.

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.

Master-specific honours programme

Multiple Master’s degree programmes have their own honours programme, which you can usually start at the beginning of your Master's studies at the university. You can find specific information about the honours programme of your degree programme on the programme page. Information about the faculty honours programmes can be found here.

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

Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars

For Master's students looking for an intellectual challenge, the extracurricular honours programme Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars (GHIS) is an option. In discussion-based groups with scientists and fellow students you learn to understand and do interdisciplinary research. You can follow the GHIS seminars next to every Master's programme at Utrecht University.

Are you a (honours) teacher at Utrecht University looking for more information about honours education at Utrecht University? Please visit the website of the Teaching Academy Utrecht University (TAUU; in Dutch only!) to find more information on honours education at the "kennisplatform".