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.
You can choose for (a combination of):
- High Tech Human Touch Minors (HTHT)
- Educative Minor, Crossing Borders, board Minor
- 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.
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.
If there’s overlap in the mathematics part, you will need to replace this with another course. If this is the case, please contact your program coordinator for more information.
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.
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.