Honours @ UT

Our honours programmes have a destinctive profile: they are both High Tech and Human Touch. In other words, technique is combined with social sciences. As a student you can develop in one of three roles as a designer, organizer or researcher. The honours programmes stimulate an entrepreneurial attitude with respect towards society and nature.


For these challenging honours programmes, students will be selected who are talented, entrepreneurial and motivated. Also students who want to explore somewhat outside their usual discipline and who want to appeal to their creativity somewhat more are invited to apply.


Students can participate in tracks which are broadening as well as in deepening bachelor related programmes. The Bachelor Honours Programme is mainly broadening, since subjects outside one’s normal study programme will be taught. The STAR-programme is an example of a programme in which subjects of one’s own study programme are taught more in depth. The bachelor Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) is an in depth programme which also lays an emphasis on broadening your field of interest. Within all honours programmes students have the possibility to execute their own projects.


The University of Twente offers four master Honours Programmes: Change Leaders, Design Honours, Research Honours and the HTSM Honours Master. The programmes start every year and are open for all study programmes. As a result, the honours classroom consists of an interdisciplinary group of excellent students.

The Master Honours Programme Change Leaders focuses on developing one’s personal leadership skills during the execution of projects. This unique programme focuses on developing one’s personal leadership skills during the execution of projects. Examples of projects are: organizing an event as a board member of an association; starting your own business or initiating a project, but also an internship or MSc thesis project qualifies potentially as a change project in which your leadership skills will be honed by this programme.

The Master Honours Programme Design is a programme of 15EC that will guide you through a full design process, integrating both a technological and a societal challenge. The challenges are rooted in the research of diverse engineering labs of the University. In this programme you work in small design teams. You will develop your skills in mastering complex design problems and creating novel solutions.

The Master Honours Programme Research is an individually tailored programme that offers you additional knowledge and skills in the area of research management, publishing research, and developing a (PhD) research proposal. Through extra courses, trainings and meetings, the program helps excellent UT master students that are in their graduation phase to develop knowledge and skills in the area of academic research.

The Master Honours Programme High Tech Systems and Materials Honours (HTSM) offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with students from different disciplines on challenging, real-life product development assignments by the industry. This programme is a collaboration of the University of Groningen, the University of Twente, University Campus Fryslan, and Philips.



  • 8th of January       12.40-13.30: Question market
  • 10th of January     23:59  :   Application deadline 


  • 19th of September 12.40-13.30: Central information meeting in RA2502
  • 9th   of October      12.40-13.30: Research honours information meeting in RA3231
  • 10th of October      12.40-13.30: Design honours information meeting in RA3231
  • 12th of October      12.40-13.30: Change Leaders information meeting in RA3231


Most (current, past and future) honours students of the University of Twente are united in the study association Ockham. More information about H.V. Ockham can be found here.