Extra opportunities

For students looking for an extra challenge in addition to their Master's, there are several options. 

Honours programmes

Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available both at faculty and university level. Faculty honours allow for more depth to the subject matter or time to focus on opportunities for personal and professional development within your field. University honours are interdisciplinary programmes in which you will work on various social and academic issues together with students from other disciplines.

For more information on honours programmes at the UU, go to the Honours College website or Instagram

Life Sciences Representatives

Life Sciences Representatives (LSR) is a student initiative to represent the interests and rights of all Masters students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Utrecht University. The LSR consists of at least one Master’s student of every programme within the School. Tasks include; representing GSLS students at the eductational level, identifying problems students experience and trying to resolve them, increasing coherence between the various GSLS programmes etc.  For more information on the LSR or to join, visit the GSLS website


We offer several summer school courses. See utrechtsummerschool.nl for more information.