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Individual track

Would you like to put together your own honours programme, tailored to suit your interests and ambitions? If so, choose an individual honours track.

Put together your own programme

If you choose an individual track you can put together your own study programme. This gives you a great deal of freedom. Your individual programme must be approved by the Honours College Board of Examiners, so you’ll be asked to draw up a study plan in advance. Your faculty’s honours coordinator can help you with this. In your plan, you should describe the learning pathway (common thread) running through your individual track. You must also demonstrate that the courses you will follow are at honours level.

Your programme should meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 30 EC, of which 20 EC consist of research activities or high-level education;
  • Contains at least one 5 EC Honours Class;
  • Approval by the board of examination.

In addition to the general criteria, each faculty has specific criteria. Please ask your honours coordinator which additional criteria apply for your faculty. You have to submit your study plan to the Honours College Board of Examiners before the end of your second Bachelor year, at the latest.

Kyra van Meijgaarden

Individual track Honours student

Kyra van Meijgaarden

"An individual track gives you the opportunity to compose your own study programme, specifically geared towards your learning goals. Your study plan has to meet a number of requirements and you must follow certain compulsory subjects together with other honours students. What made the track so enjoyable for me was the freedom of choice and collaboration with other students!"


There are two possible start dates for your Honours College track:

  • In the second semester of your first academic year
  • At the start of your second academic year

In general, it is possible to combine an Honours track with other study activities, such as a stay abroad, internship or a relevant board position. Discuss the options with your Honours Coordinator.


Upon successful completion of your individual track, you’ll be awarded a certificate and have your Honours College credits mentioned on your diploma supplement.

Practicum Musicae


Are you passionate about (playing) music and do you want to take part in the Honours College? You can! The Honours College offers two Music tracks: Practicum Musicae Honours and Honours College Music. Both tracks are part of the Individual track offered by the Faculty of Humanities. In order to ensure the thehigh quality of these tracks, we work together with the Royal Conservatoire and the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.

Practicum Musicae Honours

Have you been playing an instrument or singing for a long time and achieved a high level of performance? Practicum Musicae Honours is your track! The content of Practicum Musicae Honours is similar to the regular Royal Conservatoire Practicum Musicae programme. However, you only take two years of courses at the Royal Conservatoire, follow one Honours Class and conclude your programme with the ‘Capstone Project’ of the Honours College Humanities Lab.

You can read more about the programme in the prospectus.

Honours College Music

Are you interested in music and would you like to deepen your theoretical music knowledge? Choose Honours College Music! This track offers you the chance to follow ‘elementary music theory’ at the Royal Conservatoire and elective courses at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. You will also follow one Honours Class and conclude your programme with the ‘Capstone Project’ of the Honours College Humanities Lab.

You can read more about the programme in the prospectus.


Faculty Coordinators

Archaeology Maaike de Waal
Governance and Global Affairs Annette Righolt
Humanities Sieglinde de Horde and Eelkje Meindertsma
Law Klaas Boonen and Marleen Fleer
Medicine (LUMC) Nelleke Gruis
Science Mionne Laman
Social and Behavioural Sciences Nienke van der Heide

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