Challenge yourself


Are you taking the broad-based Bachelor’s programme in Advanced Technology and would you like to know more about a particular field? And do you think you can cope with the additional challenge? Do you want to obtain a solid grounding and more in-depth knowledge in a certain field? If your answer is yes, our unique plus programmes could be exactly what you are looking for. The plus programmes are designed for outstanding students who are keen to obtain in-depth knowledge of a particular field during their Bachelor’s degree.


Plus programmes are aimed at outstanding students who are looking to take on an additional challenge and who want to engage in an in-depth study of a particular field such as nanotechnology, computer science or mechatronics.

A plus programme consists of 30-32 credits and can be taken alongside the regular curriculum in the form of extra courses available from the start of the second quarter. Students take the plus programme in the first two years of their Bachelor’s studies. It’s an option that enables you to have an in-depth preview of a field you are considering specializing in at Master’s level. However, you should be aware that completion of a plus programme will have no influence on whether or not you are admitted to the Master’s programme of your choice.

Advanced Technology is offering plus programmes in Nanotechnology and Biophysics from the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, we are working to develop plus programmes in the fields of Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics and Computer Science.

The plus programmes in Nanotechnology and Biophysics are strongly related to our MESA+ and MIRA research institutes. The courses you will take are run by the various research groups within the institutes and give a good overview of the university’s activities in these areas.


The plus programmes within Advanced Technology are designed for outstanding students. Did you achieve a grade 8 or above for Mathematics B and Physics at school (VWO level or the equivalent)? Are you looking for an additional challenge and to deepen your knowledge of a specific field? If so, you are definitely a suitable candidate for our plus programmes. The additional courses begin in the second quarter. This gives you the opportunity to start your Bachelor’s studies at a steady pace and see how much time you have alongside the regular programme for extra subjects. That way we are sure that you can handle the extra workload. You are welcome to contact us for more information.


All you have to do is let us know, during the first quarter, that you are interested in taking a plus programme.

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