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.

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.