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Certificate

Upon successful completion of your Honours track, you will be awarded a certificate and have your Honours College credits mentioned on your bachelor's diploma supplement.

Conditions for certification

Faculty track or individual track

You must complete both your bachelor's programme and honours track within three years from commencement and have a grade average of 7 or higher for your bachelor's programme.

Double Bachelor Plus

Ask your faculty Honours College coordinator for details of the conditions.

Submit request

There are two types of requests that can be made to the Board of Examiners.

You have met all the conditions to obtain your Honours College certificate, but you want to postpone certification because you have also requested postponement of graduation from your bachelor’s programme? In this case you can request postponement of certification from the Board of Examiners of the Honours College. 

In order to receive an Honours College certificate, you must complete both your bachelor’s programme and honours track within three years. If you are unable to meet this condition due to unforeseen cicumstances, you can request an extension from the Board of Examiners.
Unforseen circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal circumstances (e.g. chronic or long-term illness, psychological issues, the loss of a family member)
  • Study-related activities that contribute to your academic development (e.g. study abroad, internships)
  • Scheduling problems due to you having to follow additional courses
  • Board activities for a study or student association
  • Top-level sport or cultural activities

If your request is granted, you may still be eligible to receive your Honours College certificate.

Requesting a postponement or extension

If you require a postponement of certification or an extension of the time limit, you must submit a request to the Board of Examiners.

  • You are advised to first discuss your situation with your Honours College coordinator or coach. They can advise you on how to draw up your request.
  • Draw up your request, making sure to include the following information:
    • Your name, student number and email address
    • Your HC track name and commencement date
    • Your bachelor’s programme name and commencement date
    • Nature of the request, i.e., Postponement of certification or Extension of time limit
    • Duration of requested postponement or extension
    • Reason(s) for your request and proposed study plan
  • Send your request to the Board of Examiners via email.

The Board of Examiners aims to reach a decision concerning your request within three weeks. You will be notified of the decision via email. 

Corona virus pandemic

It is possible that the corona virus pandemic has affected the progress of your studies. Of course, our Board of Examiners is aware of this and takes the current situation into consideration when processing requests. This includes, but is not limited to, requests for the exceedance of the 3-year completion limit of an Honours programme. If the motivation for your request to the Board of Examiners is (in part) relating to the corona virus pandemic, please explain how it has impacted the progress of your studies.

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