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.

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.


VU University Amsterdam and the  Amsterdam University College offer various modules alongside those offered by the IIS. The 2nd Semester courses will be announced in October/November under 'Course Listing Term 2'.


The registration for the Honours courses will start, through a new 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. Students who register after the 11th will be put on a waiting list, and will be placed if there are available places left.


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. Within two weeks students hear whether they were placed for a course. If there are more places available, students will be allowed to register after the deadline.

For questions you can email to Honours-iis@uva.nl

NOTE: For now it is only possible to register via the form below for the 1st semester courses that start in October / November.

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 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.

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 info-ihm@uva.nl

Published by  Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

7 November 2018