Honours programme

Selection Procedure

The Honours Programme is a special programme at the University of Twente and is more demanding than regular courses. For this reason, you need to follow a selection procedure before you can take part in the programme.

During the procedure, not only your study results and achievements, but also your motivation is important. Excellent grades do therefore not always lead to direct admission. This is because we expect quite a lot of input from your side and you need to have the will to get everything out of the programme all by yourself. Nevertheless, results also play a role as we expect that you will not have any troubles completing your regular studies while following the programme. Therefore, there are minimum requirements (see below) you need to meet if you want to take part in the programme.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is made up of two aspects: a written motivation, and an interview. The next intake will be in the year 2017/2018 information for the specifics deadlines will be announced later. For the application form please go to here.

More Information

If you still have any questions regarding the programme and its contents you can write to Nelleke van Adrichem (honours@utwente.nl).


To participate in the Honours Programme you need to belong to some of the best students of your study. At the start of the Honours programme, you need to have successfully completed all your modules till now, unless you are able to show that you have legitimate reasons not to have this (like activism, illness, etc.) Besides, you need to have a considerable amount of free time besides your regular studies to follow the programme.

Martijn van Bergen
BSc Mechanical engineering
“The Honours Programme is an eye-opener. It is beautiful to see and experience how individuals of various disciplines look fundamentally different at problems.”
BSc Honours Programme