Honours programmes at Utrecht University

For motivated students who seek more of a challenge, Utrecht University offers a wide range of honours programmes. Within honours programmes, students can either look beyond the boundaries of their discipline and field of expertise or have the opportunity to specialise in their scientific field.

The honours programmes actively encourage students to work on their talents and ambitions and also pay attention to personal development and skills education. The honours education is partly demand-driven: to some degree, students shape their own honours programmes by themselves. Besides that, personal initiative and extracurricular activities are given leeway.

Deepening and broadening

Honours education within Utrecht University has two different forms: deepening subject-specific education and broadening interdisciplinary education.

Subject-specific honours education

Various faculties offer subject-specific honours programmes in the Bachelor's programme as well as in the Master's programme. With these, students deepen their knowledge of their fields of expertise even more besides their regular degree programmes.

Interdisciplinary honours education

The university-wide UU Honours College offers interdisciplinary, cross-faculty education of Bachelor's and Master's levels. Here, students can broaden their knowledge.

Interdisciplinary honours education

Honours community

Students, lecturers and alumni together form an honours community within the honours education, in which they inspire and encourage each other. They are in good contact, inspire one another and use each other's knowledge and inspiration. Due to the big international intake, the honours community has a diverse character.