Admission to the Building Bridges Honours Programme

An honours programme can offer you many things: you will face challenges, receive personal attention, be given a range of tools that will benefit you during your studies and in your future career and you will get to meet new people. But a programme like this will also require you to make a time investment. Because you will be taking an honours programme alongside your regular study programme, you will need to be able to invest extra time.

Applying for the programme

You will be able to apply for the programme until 1 June 2024. For this purpose, you will need to complete the application form. The selection committee, which consists of the programme director and lecturer members of the Programme Board, shall assess candidates on the basis of their motivation, potential and their study results. The most suitable candidates will then be invited take part in an interview. Two weeks after the interviews have been held, you will be informed of whether you have been admitted to the programme.

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Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed on the following aspects:

  • That you have shown that you are an accomplished student of your regular study programme;
  • That you possess the intellect and that you can commit the time to completing an additional programme;
  • That you are able and willing to look beyond the boundaries of your discipline;
  • Your portfolio, which should consist of your letter of motivation, your CV and your list of grades so far;
  • Your interview.


If you have any questions about admission and selection, please contact one of the programme directors:

Heleen Loof
heleen.loof [at] (heleen[dot]loof[at]ru[dot]nl)

Esther Fluijt
esther.fluijt [at] (esther[dot]fluijt[at]ru[dot]nl)

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