Extra opportunities

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

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 Master’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. Your degree offers the following faculty-specific honours programmes:

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.

Student Assistants

Teaching assistantship

We are always looking for competent students to support our teaching activities. Students are employed by the university to support the teaching staff in course organisation, workshop leadership, tool development, etc. Doing a teaching assistantship is a great way to get more familiar with the staff, the course material, and an important addition to your resume.

Research assistantship

The research assistantship enables you and the associated professor(s) to explore new avenues of research, develop prototypes and models, and write research proposals together. Research assistants typically help in collecting data, doing preliminary literature studies, and building prototype tools for proofs of concepts. The research assistantship is a great way to explore a career in research.