A minor is a set of coherent courses related to the same subject. A minor is usually 30 EC. Utrecht University offers over 100 programme specific as well as multidisciplinary minors.

You can choose a minor as part of your academic profiling. It is a good way to deepen your knowledge of a certain discipline that interests you. It may also serve as a good preparation, or even entry requirement, for the Master's programme that you wish to do.

Planning

You should begin planning your minor in time. If you want to do a minor that does not fit in with the rest of your programme, you might substitute a course for a course outside the minor. You should always consult the Study Advisor on this. Make sure you register for the minor and for each course of the minor. Some minors have entry requirements. 

Search

Generally you can do any of the minors offered by Utrecht University. Unfortunately most of them are in Dutch. It is possible to search by language of instruction, start period, area of interest or faculty. 

You register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually. Per minor you can find where to go for more information, what the entry requirements are and how to register.

Courses with selected entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Registration study results

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Utrecht University offers over 100 minors in all sorts of disciplines. Per minor you can find where to go for more information, what the entry requirements are and how to register. An example of a minor that might interest Humanities students is the Entrepeneurship minor.