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 outside their usual discipline and who want to appeal to their creativity somewhat more are invited to apply.

Pre university

The Univeristy of Twente offers an Honours programme for VWO students. The students follow three modules of academic training, using the themes philosophy of science, scientific methods and academic writing. In addition to this, the honours students choose two masterclasses out of the masterclasses the UT has to offer. For more information see the website of Pre-U.


During your bachelor phase, the University of Twente has three kinds of Honours programmes you can follow. These are the deepening and broadening programmes and a combination of both. 

Extra programme (Bachelor Honours programme)

The Extra programmes are the extracurricular, broadening multidisciplinairy Honours programmes. This programme consists of 30 EC's spread out over one and a half year. The programme consists of five tracks, each following their own path for students to develop themselves. 

Star programme

Star programmes are intercurricular deepening Honours programmes. These programmes are organised by Bachelor educations. 

Plus programme

Plus programmes are extracurricular deepening Honours programmes. These programmes are organised by Bachelor educations. 

ATLAS programme

The bachelor Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) is an in-depth fulltime Bachelor programme which lays an emphasis on broadening your field of interest. 


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.



  • 18th of October          Information session 2nd year students
  • 12th of November      Information session 1st year students
  • 12th of December      Question market 1st and 2nd year students
  • 7th of January            Final question hour
  • 9th of January            Deadline for application
  • 14th -25th of January Interviews potential students
  • 30th of January          Introduction activity
  • 4th of Febuary            Start honours programme


  • 9th of July                  12.30-13.30, RA2502: Research track information lunch

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.