If you are a talented and motivated student the VU Honours Programme offers you the opportunity to invest more in your own area of study and to broaden your horizon.
What is the Honours Programme?
On top of your nominal bachelor's programme you attend courses within your own department as well as interdepartmental courses for a total of 30 extra credits. The Honours Programme is taught in English and takes place in the second and third year of your bachelor’s programme. As from 2014-2015 also first year's students (at some faculties) can follow Honours courses. To receive a Bachelor Honours Degree you have to complete your bachelor programme with a gpa of at least 7.5.
Part of the Honours Programme consists of courses within your own department. How many courses you are required to take within your own departmental programme and in the interdepartmental programme differs per faculty. If you have questions about the departmental part of the Honoursprogramme you can contact your Faculty Honours Coordinator.
The courses in the interdepartmental programme are interdisciplinary and are taught by the best researchers from within the VU University Amsterdam, UvA (University of Amsterdam), AUC (Amsterdam University College) and by international guest lecturers. The courses are taught in small groups and you are supposed to participate actively in discussions, give presentations and write papers. Class meetings of the interdepartmental Honours courses (except from those at AUC) take place between 17.00 and 21.00 o'clock in order to avoid conflicts with your regular programme. For questions about the interdepartmental part of the Honoursprogramme you can contact the general contact persons.
Information Meeting for all first years students at Tuesday November 15th 2016