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Honours modules

The IIS offers a range of interdisciplinary Honours modules for students who want to get more out of their study programme. These modules are open to students from the UvA, the Amsterdam University College (AUC) and VU University Amsterdam.

Course Listing Term 1 - 2018-2019

Course Listing Term 2 - 2018-2019

Honours courses Semester 2 2018-2019 VU, AUC & UvA

  • About the Honours programme

    An Honours programme consists of additional courses with a workload of at least half a year (30 credits) which students pursue during their Bachelor's programme. To follow the honors program there are certain entry and output requirements. Ask your own faculty which requirements apply to you.

  • Honours Try Out Class & Registration

    Honours Try Out Class

    On Thursday the 6th of December 2018 the VU, the AUC and the UvA will organize a market for Honours courses.

    This is a unique opportunity to receive an insight on the content of the courses, and to find out which modules would suit your interests, so we advise you to be there!

    Date: 6th of December 2018
    Time: 17.30 – 21.30
    Location: UvA, room D0.08 Oudemanhuispoort
    Address: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012 CN Amsterdam

    In due time the evening program will be announced and will appear below.

    Schedule Try Out Class December 6, 2018

    VU University Amsterdam and the  Amsterdam University College offer various modules alongside those offered by the IIS. You can find the 2nd Semester courses in English under 'Course Listing Term 2'.


    The registration for the Honours courses will start, through a the registrationform which will be placed below on the 7th of  December at 10.00 and will close on the 11th of December at 23.00. Placement will be at random. Within two weeks students hear whether they were placed for a course. There is no guarantee for placement if you register after the 11th of December. 

    For questions about registration you can email to

    The IIS will check whether your own faculty is aware that you are an Honour's student. Please ensure that the Honours coordinator/study adviser at your faculty is aware that you will be following the Honours programme, and that this person can assure us that you do indeed meet the Honours requirements for your own degree programme.

    Register here

  • Honours Student Council 

    The Honours Student Council is part of Extensus and focuses on the quality control of Honours courses and on the policy and cooperation of the universities. The HSC is currently active at the VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and they try to improve the student representation in the HP policy of both universities. For more information please visit their website.

    Rules of Conduct
  • Honours courses abroad

    Here you will find Honours courses that are given abroad. These Honours courses are offered by other institutes and you also need permission from your examination committee.

    These courses will be offered in the coming year:

    • NAHSS

    The NAHSS is a collaboration between all Dutch universities, the government and some leading companies. The NAHSS is aimed at ambitious second and third-year undergraduate students.

    Information meetings on 20, 21 and 29 November 2018 and the registration period is from 1 Dec 2018 to 8 Jan 2019.

  • Evaluation committee IIS Honours courses

    An evaluation committee has been set up to guarantee the quality of honours education. The committee, which consists of students and teachers, meets at least four times a year to formulate solicited and unsolicited advice on all educational matters of IIS honours cources. For this she uses the education evaluations and actively seeks contact with students who follow IIS honours courses.

    The evaluation committee is very curious about remarks, comments, recommendations and other suggestions about the content, output and offer of IIS honours courses. Students can contact via

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