Honours @ UT

The honours programmes at the UT have a distinctive profile: they are both High Tech and Human Touch. In other words, technology is combined with social sciences. As a student, you can develop yourself 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 who are talented, entrepreneurial, and motivated, as well as students who want to explore outside their usual discipline and who want to appeal more to their creativity will be selected. 


The University 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. More information can be found on the Pre-U website.


During your bachelor phase, the University of Twente has four kinds of Honours programmes you can follow. These are the Bachelor Honours Programme, the STAR-programmes, the plus programmes, and the ATLAS programme.

Bachelor Honours programme

The Bachelor Honours Programme is an extracurricular, broadening multidisciplinary Honours programme. 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. More information on the different tracks can be found on their webpage.


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. More information about the ATLAS programme can be found on the programme's website.


STAR-programmes are intercurricular deepening Honours programmes, organised by the European Public Administration, International Business Administration, and Industrial Design bachelor programmes. These programmes are aimed to challenge the top 10% of these studies by providing a more challenging STAR project for a module. More information on the different STAR projects can be found on their webpage.

Plus programmes

The plus programmes are extracurricular deepening Honours programmes, organised by the Advanced Technology and Applied Physics bachelor programmes in cooperation with the nanobiology and biophysics research groups. These programmes provide additional challenge and insights in current developments within the research fields of these studies through extra courses worth 30-32 EC. More information can be found on their webpage.


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


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