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On this page you can find all information about applying for Honours Classes.


You can apply for the second semester from 6 November up to and including 15 November.


You may follow a maximum of two Honours Classes per semester. You can indicate a maximum of four Honours Class preferences in your application.

Apply online via the Honours Academy registration system.

You will require the following:

  • A letter of motivation for each Honours Class you are applying for (approx. 250 words), explaining why you wish to follow this particular Class and what you will contribute to the group (e.g. knowledge or experiences from your field of study).
  • Your average grade (available in uSis).

Important note: You do not need to register for Honours Classes in uSis. The Honours Academy will do this for you once you have completed the Honours Class.


Honours Classes are extremely popular and places are limited to preserve the small-scale nature. Class lecturers select students on the basis of their motivation letter, not on the basis of application date. You will be notified whether you have been awarded a place a few weeks after application deadline, by email.


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