Extracurricular Opportunities

Poster Fair

Master's Poster Fair

During the annual Master’s Poster Fair for our two-year Master's programmes, you will present your research via a poster to their lecturers and their fellow students. The topic of the posters differs per year:

  • At the end of the first year, the topic will be something you produced during the first year (for instance, a well-written assignment or study).
  • At the end of the second year, the topic will be your Master’s thesis.

Along with preparing your own posters, you will also give feedback on the posters of other students during the Poster Fair. For every cohort there is one Award Winner of the Best Poster for that academic year. In addition to the honour, the winner gets a certificate with a bouquet of flowers.

CBS Award ceremony 2014
SN Award Ceremony

SN Award

During the Graduation, a representative of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) hands out the annual SN Award to the student who wrote the best Master's thesis in Methodology and Statistics for that year. The winner receives a certificate and an amount of €1000,-. 

In 2018, Kim Luijken, alumnus of the programme Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences at Utrecht University has been awarded the 'Statistics Netherlands Award'. The 2016 winner (Marije den Oude) and 2017 winner (Soogeun Park) are also alumni of the programme. With the award Statistics Netherlands wants to stress the importance of the programme for its value and usefulness to Official statistics. Read more on the Statistics Netherlands website (in Dutch).

The Louis Bonaparte Society

Meet fellow students from different disciplines in the Louis Bonaparte Society (Lobos). Lobos is an open society for graduate students and PHD candidates from Master’s programmes at Utrecht University.

Best Student Award

Every year, the Best Student Award is awarded to the student who obtained the best results.

Are you a Young Innovator?

Utrecht University offers the Young Innovators programme to creative and ambitious students who are keen to put their academic skills to work for the common good. The programme is focused on learning to research, design and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to real-life societal challenges.

Think outside of your discipline

These multifaceted challenges demand the joint efforts of experts from all sciences. In an multidisciplinary team of students and supported by leading researchers from the university's strategic research themes, you immerse yourself for a whole year in the theory and practice of innovation across the corporate, public and community sectors. The issues transcend national and cultural borders and is therefore taught in English.

Learn more about the Young Innovators.

Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars

Are you an ambitious Master’s student looking for an intellectual challenge? Then apply to join our Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars!

This is a series of small-scale seminars, three to four meetings each, about the focus areas of research at Utrecht University. The topics will be diverse; ranging from global health issues and transition towards sustainability, to trends in youth culture and the philosophy of science. The seminars are hosted by distinguished researchers. Through close discussions with these researchers, you will get a better understanding of what it means to carry out interdisciplinary research, what obstacles researchers face, how to create a good research set-up and how to communicate about it with researchers from other disciplines as well as laymen.

The programme takes one year (7.5 EC). Would you like to know more? Read about the Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars.