Extra opportunities

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


If you choose to specialise in a specific language during your Master’s, Masterlanguage can be an interesting option for you. Masterlanguage is a national course catalogue focussed on German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and the classical languages (Greek & Latin). The courses are  in the relevant target language (except Greek and Latin) and will be taught by (Assistant-) Professors from:

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

You can choose from a selection of their courses (see Courses). Course information, admission requirements and registration information can be found on the Masterlanguage website (in Dutch).

Apart from the regular course catalogue, Masterlanguage also offers lectures and masterclasses. This allows you to meet teachers (with different expertise) and language students from all over the Netherlands.

Honouring your curiosity

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra avenue to nurture their curiosity and foster their personal development. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme. The UU Honours College offers 4 university-wide 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.