Extra opportunities

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

Expand your network and professional skills

  • You are invited to attend and present at international conferences and workshops. Members of the staff will support you in preparing proposals for presentations.
  • You will participate in various activities of research schools in the Netherlands in which various universities collaborate. For students of this programme, the research schools NOSTER and NISIS are especially interesting.
  • There may be opportunities to work as a teaching assistant for one of the Bachelor courses. This will give you the chance to gain some teaching experience at a university.

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.