See Bachelor Honours programme

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Can all students apply for the Bachelor Honours programme?

The Bachelor Honours programme is open for all motivated and ambitious first and second year Bachelor students. However, there is a selection procedure before you can take part in the programme. More information about the selection procedure and the requirements can be found at Admission & Application.  

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How much time will it cost me to participate in the Bachelor Honours programme?

There are lectures on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 18.15 to 20.15. On top of that, there is some course preparation, self-study, and project work to be done in your own time. On average, participating in the Bachelor Honours programme will cost you about 12 hours a week.

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What are the costs of participating in the Bachelor Honours programme?

There are no additional costs for participating in the Honours programme. Books and other materials needed for the lectures will be provided by the Honours Office.

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Is it possible to switch tracks during Honours?

Yes, it is possible to switch between tracks after 10EC (in the summer holiday). However, you need permission from both tracks and you have to consult the Honours Office.

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What happens to my ECs if I am not able to finish the complete Honours programme?

In general, we expect from students who apply for the Honours programme to successfully finish the full programme in-time. If you do not manage to complete the full 30EC, you will not receive an Honours Certificate nor the Honours Pin. The Honours courses you finished successfully will be added as extra courses in your regular Bachelor programme: finished courses will not get lost. This is graphically depicted here.

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Going abroad

Is it possible to go abroad?

Yes, especially for students who want to go abroad we created the Honours Individual Project (10 EC) This gives you the opportunity to continue your Honours education while you are abroad. 

The Honours individual project or HIP for short is a substitution for the honours education when you are abroad. During the modules you are abroad, you can for a large part pursue your own interests. You will set your own learning goals and come up with your own ideas on how to reach those goals. To ensure educational quality, the learning goals you set should be in line with the learning goals of the modules you will miss. Before you can commence with your individual project, a proposal needs to be handed in to and approved by a committee which checks the academic quality of what you plan to do.

Currently, the following tracks of the Bachelor Honours programme allow students to do the Honours Individual Project: Entrepreneurship & Business Development; Mathematics; Philosophy; Shaping the Future.

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Exceptions

Is it possible to participate in single courses of the Bachelor Honours programme?

As community building is an important element of the Bachelor Honours programme and as courses within the programme are part of a larger integrated track, it is usually not possible to apply for single courses.

For ATLAS and Exchange students, there is an exception to this rule. These students are allowed to apply for single courses and successful completion of these courses will be awarded with ECs. However, these students will not receive an Honours Pin or an Honours Certificate. Also, please take into account that all students who want to participate in the Honours programme, even if they are only interested in single courses, have to go through the same selection procedure (see article 2.2 of the Honours Education Regulations). If you want to apply for single courses, please contact the Honours Office for more information. 

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Is it possible to pause my Honours education if I want to do a board year?

We advise you to not pause your Honours education. However, it is possible to file a request for an exception at the Honours Office. The Honours Dean will decide if your request is granted.

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If you have another question, please contact the Honours Office.

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