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Application & admission

Does the Bachelor Honours Classes sound right for you? If so, take a look at the admission requirements and application procedures.


Start date Application
First semester

From Monday 16 August up to and including Thursday 2 September 2021

Second semester     

From Monday 1 November up to and including Thursday 11 November 2021


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 concise letter of motivation for each Honours Class you are applying for (max. 1000 characters), 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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