Qualified students can take honours courses. Honours courses are interdisciplinary, small seminar-style courses which emphasize student discussion. They are offered in the evening hours and, therefore, generally do not overlap with your other courses.
Students need a minimum grade average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (comparable to an 8.0 on a European ECTS scale) to qualify. Students who do not meet this minimum grade point average may be considered in special circumstances. Students must also include a motivation letter in their application for the honours course(s) of their choosing.
- Fall Semester: 1 June
- Spring Semester: 1 December
You can find a full list of all honours courses here.
Please be aware that Semester in Amsterdam students are only eligible to take honours courses offered at VU Amsterdam. Please also be aware that Semester in Amsterdam students follow different enrolment procedures.
How to Apply:
All applications for honours courses via the Semester in Amsterdam Programme should be sent directly to [email protected]. Please make sure to include a motivation letter of approximately 500 - 750 words describing your main motivation for choosing the specific course. If you are interested in more than one course, you must submit a motivation letter for each course. Since honours courses are popular and often fill up, we suggest choosing more than one course. If you have questions about the honours program or how to enroll, please contact us at [email protected].