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Honours College

Do you want to get more out of your bachelor studies? Do you have the time and ability to follow an additional programme? If so, the Honours College is for you.

What is the Honours College?

The Honours College is an additional programme for ambitious and inquisitive Bachelor students who are looking for more challenge alongside their regular studies. You can follow a faculty track at your own or another faculty. 

Why take part in the Honours College?

This is a small-scale programme that offers plenty of opportunity for lively discussions. You can choose from a wide range of options, which means you get to shape your own study programme. On top of that, you’ll get the chance to venture beyond the boundaries of your own field of study, and work together with students and lecturers from other disciplines.


Upon successful completion of your honours track, you will be awarded an Honours College certificate and have your Honours College credits mentioned on your diploma supplement. You will only receive an Honours College certificate if:

  • You have completed 30 EC of honours courses, including at least one Bachelor Honours Class (5 EC)
  • You have completed both your bachelor's study and the honours track within 3 years
  • The weighted grade average for your regular bachelor is a 7.0 or higher


Do you have any questions about the accessibility of the programme? Feel free to contact the coordinator of your track.

Discover what track suits you best!

Curious what the Honours College has to offer? Meet our English-taught tracks below and click to find out more! 

We also offer Dutch-taught honours tracks


Honours College
071 527 2084
Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden
Post Office Box 331
2300 AH Leiden

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