Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Honours programme for bachelor’s students
At the beginning of each academic year the best performing second year students are invited to participate in the extracurricular FASoS honours programme. The programme runs over two years and consists of three components: seminars given by a FASoS professor (one in the second and one in the third year, 10 ECTS each) and the interfaculty Honours+ programme (in the second year, 5 ECTS). In total you earn 25 ECTS.
Every year there are fifteen to twenty seminar topics to choose from. The small-scale FASoS seminars run in the second semester and are quite varied in content and organisation. No more than five students take part in one seminar. Each professor teaches the course in her/his own way, taking into account what your interests are. You can be actively involved in ongoing research, exploring new literature, or the organization of an event, such as a conference or workshop. The seminars are concluded with a brief presentation during the honours conference at the end of the year.
For the interfaculty component of the honours programme, see the Edlab Honours+ pages.
By participating in a seminar on a theme addressed in your study programme, you can add more depth to your knowledge. If you want to broaden your knowledge, you can attend a seminar on a theme that is completely new to you. It is up to you. Arts & Culture students and European Studies students are mixed.
What are the benefits?
Upon completion of the honours programme, you will receive:
- 25 additional ECTS credits
- a special honours certificate
- a letter of recommendation
Who can apply?
In the second year the top five per cent of students are invited to attend an information session. If you are interested in the programme, you are asked to submit a short application letter, demonstrating your motivation to participate in a FASoS seminar and the Honours+ programme.
For more information, please contact the coordinator of the Excellence Programmes at FASoS, Dr. Nico Randeraad.