The following honours programmes are available for all students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences


U/SELECT (Utrecht Selective Life Sciences ExtraCurricular Track) is the life sciences honours programme for selected students of the GSLS. It is a 2-year extracurricular programme, for excellent students who seek to broaden their horizon and want to get more out of their Master's programme. More information about  U/SELECT.


The honours programme Quantative Biology offers students extra challenge in the field of Quantative Biology and Computational Life Sciences. More information about QBIO.

Young Innovators Programme

Utrecht University offers the Young Innovators Programme to high-achievers with leadership potential. The Young Innovators Programme is a selective 15 credits honours course at graduate level, to be taken on top of any Master's programme. This course is about leadership and innovation skills, about responsibility and ethics, and it is structured around major challenges of modern societies in a globalizing world: 

  • Sustainability and Growth 
  • Globalization and Identity 
  • Entrepreneurship and Ethics 
  • Stability and Change

More information and application

See the Young innovators page