Deepen or broaden your knowledge?

Interested in honours? As a student of Utrecht University you can choose between

  • subject-specific honours programmes at your own faculty to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise
  • interdisciplinary education at the UU Honours College to broaden your knowledge

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 look beyond the borders of your own area of study?  Then the Descartes programme could be what you are looking for. You will discuss topics with fellow students and teachers from other specialisations. Each course reflects upon the academic disciplines from a different perspective. Descartes is taught in Dutch.

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

Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars​

Via close discussions with researchers, students will get a closer understanding of what it means to carry out interdisciplinary research, what obstacles researchers face, how to set-up an interdisciplinary research and how to communicate about research with researchers from other disciplines and laymen. You will also learn how to optimize your writing and presenting of an interdisciplinary research proposal.

Leadership's Programme

In this programme you will learn all about leadership models and what makes effective leaders. You will acquire leadership public speaking communication skills. You will work on leadership dilemma scenarios and you will have workshops and lectures from some of the most senior leaders in the country from all sectors of society.

Young Innovators programme

Utrecht University offers an honours programme worth 15 credits especially aimed at Master’s students with innovative potential. As a Young Innovator you will be working on the three pillars the program is built upon: personal leadership, social innovation and being an impact community. One of the ways in which this takes place is by working on current societal challenges for at least the first half year​

Honours programmes can be combined with every Utrecht University Master’s programme, although it is subject to a selection procedure.

STREAM,

With STREAM you can visit one of the LERU partners and become involved fulltime in one of their research projects for anywhere from one month to a full semester. You can use this experience as part of your honours programme.

The summer school NWIB is taught in Dutch