The Economics Honours Programme

Are you an outstanding and highly motivated student and are you looking for an extra challenge? U.S.E. offers an Honours Programme that encourages students to develop their talents and ambitions.

The U.S.E. Honours Programme is a two and a half year program, consisting of additional coursework and extracurricular activities, which you will follow alongside the regular activities of the Bachelor programme. It is specially designed for students who want to challenge themselves and want to get the maximum out of their time at U.S.E. The programme consists out of three main elements: addition coursework, extracurricular activities, and Honours Courses. The additional coursework is integrated into the compulsory courses of the Bachelor programme in semester 2 of year 1 and semester 1 of year 2. The tutorials of these compulsory bachelor courses are taught by senior faculty so that topics can be discussed more in-depth and in greater detail. You will also complete additional honours assignments within these courses. Extracurricular activities enable honours students to further develop their academic, social, and professional skills. Finally, by following additional Honours Courses, students are encouraged to explore real-world challenges in greater depth and to take a multidisciplinary perspective.

Together, the Honours Programme offers a unique opportunity to further develop yourself by getting access to the latest academic insights, to apply these insights to real-world issues, and by working together within a group of highly motivated students. Many students who participate in the Honours Programme also take part in exchange programmes at well-known international universities. The Honours Programme is concluded with an Honours Bachelor thesis. 

The structure and content of the programme as well as the admission requirement are provided below. For more information, you can also send an email to: use.honours@uu.nl

Honours Programmes offered by Utrecht University

For bachelor students that can handle and want an extra academic challenge, the Honours College offers two honours programmes. You can choose from the short-term English spoken Da Vinci Project and the long-term Dutch spoken Descartes College. You follow these programmes on top of your bachelor study at the Utrecht University.