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 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).
An Honours program consists of additional courses with a workload of at least half a year (30 credits) which students pursue during their Bachelor's program. To follow the honours program there are certain entry and output requirements. Ask the honours coordinator/studyadvisor of your own faculty which requirements apply to you.
We only handle registrations for our own honours courses and can therefore not provide you with advice on the above and other aspects within the honours program, such as the content, alternative solutions and following faculty (honours) courses, for example.
Dear UvA, VU and AUC honours students,
Normally we would have organized an evening full of presentations, music and food: the so called “Honours Try Out Class”. But unfortunately, due to the circumstances this year we are not able to welcome you this way. Nevertheless, we still want to provide you with all of the information about the interdepartmental honours courses and the registration procedure for the second semester. This is why we have created this Canvas Site so that all the information can be found on one page.
We hope you will find inspiration in the broad range of the courses we offer, and make sure you sign up between 1-5 December for the courses of your preference.
The UvA, VU & AUC Honours team
Andrea Manneke, Iwan Oostrom, Faye van Oort: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Meijerink, Joke Verwers: email email@example.com
The Canvas site will be available until the start of the courses.
VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the AUC Amsterdam University College offer various modules alongside those offered by the IIS.
All UvA, VU, and AUC honours students can register for the interdepartmental honours courses between Tuesday December 1 (10 am) and Saturday December 5 (11 pm) by filling in the registration form. There is NO guarantee for placement after December 5, so make sure you REGISTER ON TIME!
In the registration form, you can select the first, second, third and fourth course of your choice. You can indicate if you wish to take one or two courses in the second semester. (You can only be guaranteed for a second course if you have to obtain 12 EC in one semester. This will be checked with the honours coordinator of your faculty.)
If all courses of your choice are full, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be informed about your placement(s) at UvA, VU and AUC within a few weeks. The enrolment or placement will be at random and not on a first come, first served basis.
More information about the registration for the first Semester will follow around May.
For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your registration for the honours programme is not yet complete, you can still register for the courses. If it turns out that you do not meet the honours requirements, it is always possible to deregister for the course. Your participation in the honours programme will be checked with the honours coordinator of your faculty.
All UvA, VU, and AUC honours students can apply for an AUC course by filling in the same registration form. Only different requirements and conditions apply than for UvA and VU courses. Please note: There are limited places available for UvA and VU honours students.
Please note: honours students always have priority!
If you do not follow the Honours program but you are interested in following an Honoursmodule, you can contact Honoursemail@example.com
You will be placed on a 'reserve list' and if there are still places available and there are no Honours students on the waiting list, we can still register you for the course. Keep in mind that you might receive a message from us 1 or 2 weeks before the start of the course about your possible registration.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Five ambitions are central to honors education at IIS: interdisciplinarity, room for experimentation, personal and academic development, academic reflection and attention to current issues. Read the full educational vision below.