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Application & admission

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


This academic year, five Master Honours Classes will be offered: three in the first semester, and two in the second semester. 

Start date Application
First semester from Monday 13 September up and to Sunday 26 September 2021
Second semester from Monday 31 January up and to 13 Sunday February 2022


You will need the following for your application:

  • A letter of motivation – max. 1500 characters
  • Transcript of grades from your bachelor’s programme*

*If you have achieved good grades during your master’s programme, include these as well.

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


Places are limited to preserve the small-scale nature of the course. Students are selected by lecturers on the basis of their motivation letter, grades and background information, not on the basis of application date.

For classes in the first semester, you will be informed whether you have been admitted by mid-October at the latest. For classes in the second semester, you will be informed by the end of February. 

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