Extracurricular opportunities

Studying at university is a varied and challenging experience. But since not all people are the same, we offer an honours programme to students who want and are able to acquire more depth and breadth in their programme. Do you want to get more out of your studies and develop your talents as much as you can? Then the Geosciences Honours College is perhaps something for you.

    Honouring your curiosity

    Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra avenue to explore their curiosity and foster their personal development. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Bachelor’s programme. Both faculty-specific and university-wide honours programmes are offered.

    Faculty honours programmes

    Faculty-specific honours programmes offer more depth to your learned subject matter. Here, you’ll have more time to focus on personal and professional development opportunities within your field. Information about faculty honours programmes can be found on this page.

    Geosciences Honours College

    The Geosciences Honours College is a unique opportunity for you to:

    • acquire more depth: gain deeper knowledge of your Bachelor’s subjects,
    • acquire more breadth: dare to venture beyond the bounds of your Bachelor’s,
    • and develop yourself further: carefully consider and work on your talents and ambitions.

    University-wide honours programmes

    In these interdisciplinary programmes, you can let your diverse interests run wild as you work on varying social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines. By analysing issues from different perspectives, you’ll learn how to navigate complex societal issues through a broader lens. In an increasingly interconnected world, learning how to work with people from different fields is a vital skill. After completing these honours programmes you will receive an honours certificate during a festive ceremony. The following programmes are offered:

    For more information on honours education at the UU, go to the Honours College webpage, the honours Instagram, or email us at honourscollege@uu.nl.