Honours Certificate

The Honours Certificate is a Utrecht University document, which you can receive next to your University College Utrecht Bachelor’s diploma. The requirements differ per programme, faculty or university.

The requirements at University College Utrecht are:

  • A minimum final GPA of 3.6 (no rounding up).
  • No history of social or academic probation.
  • Graduating with 200 EC or more (that is at least 20 extra on top of the 180EC necessary to graduate)
  • As many Curriculum Enrichment options as needed to reach 15EC. For example, the Student-led Honours Seminar (INTHON32) and Creating Societal impact (USG 4541).
When to apply

Only applications of students who have already graduated will be accepted. Do not apply before all your grades are in. If you are still finishing a thesis or an internship, please wait until that has been completed and graded.

Applications will be accepted after the winter or summer term after your graduation. The deadlines for these rounds are 1 March (for Fall and Winter graduates) and 1 October (for Spring/Summer graduates). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

How to apply

Collate the following documents in a single PDF document:

  • A transcript listing all of your courses and grades. 
  • Write an Academic Reflection on how you have lived out the Liberal Arts and Sciences vision (limit: 750 words). 
  • Fill in the Table of Achievements (download).

Please see below for the details of how to prepare these documents.

Send the PDF document to the Honours Director: ucu.honoursdirector@uu.nl.