The Bachelor Honours programme is a challenging opportunity for well-performing students who would like to do more besides their studies. For this reason, there is a selection procedure before students are admitted to the programme. In this selection procedure, not only are study results and achievements essential, but also motivation. Excellent grades do, therefore, not always lead to immediate admission, as we expect a lot of input from students to get everything out of the programme. Nevertheless, results also play a role since students should not struggle with maintaining a certain level in their educational achievements whilst participating in the Bachelor Honours programme. Hence, there are minimum requirements that students must meet if they want to take part in the programme.
To participate in the Bachelor Honours programme, you need to perform well in your Bachelor study. At the start of the Honours programme, you need to have successfully completed all your modules until now (nominal study progress), unless you are able to show that you have legitimate reasons for not meeting this requirement (like activism, illness, etc.). Besides that, you need to have a considerable amount of free time besides your regular studies to follow the programme.
Students will only be admitted to the Bachelor Honours programme if:
- they are a first or second-year student and have been admitted to one or more UT Bachelor programme(s);
- they have nominal study progress for the UT-Bachelor programme(s) in which they are enrolled at the moment of application;
- they belong to the top 10% of their study cohort (for most studies, this means an average grade of 7.5 or higher);
- The motivation letter and interview show that they are talented, motivated and entrepreneurial;
- The motivation letter and interview show that they have the potential to complete the Honours programme within the designated period.
In the summer holiday (after 2 quartiles), the admitted Honours students will be screened again. They are allowed to continue participating in the Bachelor Honours programme if they have:
- Nominal study progress for the UT-Bachelor programme(s) they follow at the moment of screening.
- Successfully finished all the Honours modules they have participated in.
In exceptional cases, the Honours Dean may deviate from these requirements on an individual basis.
If you are motivated to participate in the Honours programme and if you have achieved great course results so far, you can apply for the honours programme. For the application, you will submit a motivation letter. The motivation letter should discuss the following questions:
- What are your passions and talents?
- What extracurricular activities have you participated in?
- How do you want to develop as a person, and how might the Honours programme help you?
- What is your definition of Honours?
- Which tracks did you choose (first and second choice), and why did you choose these tracks?
When writing your letter, please consider the following:
- The letter should consist of 500-750 words.
- The letter has to be a PDF.
- The letter should have your student number as the file name (e.g. s1234567).
The motivation letter along with the average grade for the UT-Bachelor programme(s) a candidate follows at the moment of admission, serves as input for an admission interview with a teacher of your first choice track and a student-interviewer of your second track choice. In the interview, your motivation for applying and your motivation for the first and second track is discussed. This interview will be planned when applying for the Honours programme. After the interview, you will be notified of the final admission decision before the start of the third quartile.