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.

Urios Study Association

Alongside their studies, students can participate in Urios, the Utrecht study association for international and European law. The association was founded in 1981 and has about 250 members, including Utrecht students and exchange students. Urios’ main goal is to introduce students to international and European law on a more practical level. The association organises activities throughout the year, including two symposia that typically attract distinguished speakers. The association also hosts a special activity each month, such as a debate evening, lecture or visit to a place of special interest for law students. 

Urios organises two annual excursions: one within Europe and the other somewhere else in the world. Members have visited Brussels, Geneva, New York and other fascinating locations. The destinations of the excursions are revealed during the academic year. The association publishes its own journal on International and European Law, the ‘Utrecht Journal for International and European Law’. This peer-reviewed online English periodical appears biannually. Furthermore, upcoming events are announced in the monthly newsletter. More information about activities for students can be found on the Urios Facebook page