General information

The tool of options shows all the minors you are allowed to take

What is a minor?

A minor is a package of course subjects of (in most cases) in total 15 ECTS. A minor offers you the opportunity to specialize yourself, or broaden your knowledge and competences. Most educational programs have reserved the first semester of the third year for 30 ECTS of minors.
So most students follow minors during the first semester of the third year of their bachelor program.

If, for some reason, you can’t follow minors during this semester, the UT offers a chance to follow minors during the second semester. The number of minors that are being offered in the second semester, is a lot less compared to the first semester though.   

A minor can be taken of your own educational program, but also from another program or even faculty. There are a lot more options. More about these other options can be found here. 

What are my options?

You can choose for (a combination of):

  • High Tech Human Touch Minors (HTHT)
  • Educative Minor, Crossing Borders
  • More UT minors
  • Studying abroad
  • Minor at another educational institute
  • Transfer minor (transfer to a master of another educational program) 

Information about studying abroad, at another educational institute and the transfer minor can be found under Other options.

Good to know

Possible Additional Requirements

To be able to take a minor, there are requirements that need to be met. These requirements are set by your educational program. The guidelines can be found in the program specific appendices in the Education and Examination Regulation (EER) of your educational program. Often it’s also stated on the website of your educational program. For some minors additional requirements need to be met. 

If you want to take a minor you’re actually not allowed to take, contact your program coordinator to discuss your possibilities. 

By selecting your educational program in the minor tool of options you can see which minors you can take. Some minors require specific knowledge.

IMPORTANT! Make sure you read the possible additional requirements, which you can find in the description of the minor. Click on the name of the minor in the tool of options.

Overlap mathematics

If there’s overlap in the mathematics part, you will need to replace this with another course. If this might be the case, it is shown in the minor tool of options and the course catalogue. A possible replacement course is Introduction to Mathematical Analysis in different EC-variaties (depending on amount of EC + starting block of the mathematical part in the minor you've chosen). The course codes are:


Introduction to Mathematical Analysis  

2 EC



Introduction to Mathematical Analysis  

3 EC



Introduction to Mathematical Analysis

4 EC


If overlap might be the case, ask your study advisor or programme-coordinator whether you need to take a replacement course and if so, which one. You need to register yourself via OSIRIS for the replacement course. Let the contact person of the minor know that you're not going to take the mathematical part of the minor, so he or she can make sure your grades will get registered correctly.

Below you can find an overview of the minors (first semester) that contain mathematics and the credits:

Mathematics overview

No need to register for the module

You need to register for a minor in OSIRIS during the registration period. Registration for a minor in OSIRIS will lead automatically to registration for the module of the minor. So, no need to register separately for the corresponding module! This however, does not apply for the Exchange minor and the Transfer minor.

Minor can reach the maximum participants

For a selection of minors there’s a limited number of participants allowed. So if you don’t register for a minor in time, your preferred minor can already have reached the maximum of participants. In that case, you won’t be able to register anymore. So make sure to register on time! The minors with a maximum of participants can be found here