In total, honours students earn 30 extra study credits on top of the 180 credits of their regular bachelor programme. The VU Honours Programme consists of two components:
- The interdepartmental component (12 - 18 EC) is offered by different departments at VU and UvA. You cross the boundaries of your own study field by choosing from over 40 interdisciplinary honours courses at VU, UvA or AUC. These courses allow you to explore topics from various angles with students and lecturers from other disciplines. Curious? Discover the course offer here!
- The departmental component (12 - 18 EC) is offered by your own faculty. With this part of the programme, you gain a more in-depth perspective on your own studies by taking extra courses at your faculty, extending your bachelor thesis or doing research. For more information, go to the honours page of your faculty.
Honours education mainly takes place in the evening. You receive an honours mentioning on your diploma if you complete the Honours Programme as well as your bachelor programme within three years, with a grade average of at least 7.5 for your regular bachelor courses.