Are you talented, inquisitive and motivated? Then the Bachelor Honours programme is the right place for you!
For its more ambitious students, the University of Twente offers an interesting programme which challenges the students to show their best. The programme starts every year in February and is for the top 10% of each study only. In nearly one and a half year you follow a programme of 30 EC. As the programme is open for all Bachelor courses, you will work in an interdisciplinary group of talented and motivated students. During the course, you will be guided and tutored intensively by a hand-picked group of scientists with varying backgrounds and disciplines. You will learn about great scientists or designs and learn to ask questions about everyday scientific situations, will learn how to write your own research proposal and make a joint final work. The exact contents of each programme can be found under programme.
Following the Honours programme takes time. More precisely, it will cost you an equivalent of 30 EC over a period of one and a half year. This is more than most students realize as it is expected that those who apply will also follow and duly complete their Bachelor. However, our experiences learn that motivation is the most important aspect and that the right amount, combined with some enthusiasm, will make it possible to complete both the programme and your Bachelor successfully.
It is expected from you that you attend all the lectures. If you are not able to attend lectures for longer than two weeks during the programme, you should reconsider whether you have the time to follow this programme.
The programme can even deliver you benefits in your own Bachelor programme because you can use the knowledge and experience gained there in your other studies. And while you may sometimes be busier than others, let us be honest: everyone likes to have ‘Graduated with Honours’ put on his or her diploma supplement.
The Honours programme does not consist of large, formal lectures in which leaning backwards is acceptable. Instead, it features small, intensive working groups guided by the best scientists and researchers the University of Twente has to offer. Therefore, you are expected to take an active role in the programme.
One of the main points of the Honours programme, which is seen in every module, is the gathering of excelling students, researchers and scientists to create a strong community of knowledge within the University of Twente. Besides the creation of new working forms, the exchange of knowledge will always take a central position. At the completion of the programme, we hope you have gained not only more knowledge but also more skills and even some new friends.