The third year (B3) of the bachelor's programme in Psychology includes a 30 EC elective/minor space in the first semester. This elective space is primarily intended to provide a wider focus (supplementing the in-depth approach in your own field of study with broad academic qualifications) and to foster internationalization. In your elective space you can include minors offered at the University of Twente itself, or a course package or minor that you will follow elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. Alternatively, you can select a combination of these options. This web page provides you with all information about the third year elective space possibilities, rules and procedures for study year 2018-2019. Information for 2017-2018 can be found in the archive.
Within the University of Twente, there is a wide range of suitable minors that you can choose to complete your 30 EC elective space. They usually consist of one or two 15 EC modules. These modules will acquaint you with the contents of one of the other bachelor’s programmes at the University of Twente, or will enable you to explore a particular academic topic at greater depth.
Perhaps you are interested in a specific discipline for which no modules or courses are available at the University of Twente. If so, you can put forward a proposal for an exchange minor at a university-level institution elsewhere in the Netherlands, to include courses in that specific discipline. Based on your registration as a student at the University of Twente, you are allowed to follow courses at other university-level institutions in the Netherlands. If you are considering this option, be sure to get all the information you need from the other university about the options for participating in these courses, their timetabling, and how to apply for admission.
The University of Twente encourages student mobility, in the sense of studying at (partner) universities abroad. It is a great opportunity to enhance your language skills and to develop intercultural skills. The elective space is a suitable opportunity to spend time abroad in the framework of the bachelor’s programme. This can be done by participating in the above-mentioned University of Twente minor, Crossing Borders. Alternatively, it can involve taking courses at a university outside the Netherlands. If you want to take your minor outside the Netherlands, the best place to start is the faculty’s web page Study Abroad: