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More experiences of the Bachelor's Honours programme

20 October 2021

On this page, Bachelor's Honours students and alumni share their first-hand experiences of the Bachelor's Honours programme through videos and interviews.


Testimonials of Kimberley & Bente
Testimonials of Kimberley & Bente

Kimberley Chitando and Bente Kato Braaksma

Kimberley, International & European Law LLB: "Honours, surprisingly, is not all about the marks that you get or how high your marks are. It's more about how you interact with each other and how you can get to the essence of the material."

Bente, Bsc. Global Responsibility & Leadership: "I really like to have a broad vision, to do a lot, to learn a lot, to get in contact with a lot of other people. The Honours programme provided me with that opportunity."

Wally van der Laan
Wally van der Laan

Wally van der Laan

Wally van der Laan: "The Honours College and the university allow you to profile yourself and find out who you actually are and not who you think you are."

Charlotte Mennema
Charlotte Mennema

Charlotte Mennema

Charlotte Mennema: "I was really drawn to the diversity and different topics, being able not only to deepen your program but also look into different things as well."

Ece Aydin
Ece Aydin

Ece Aydin

Ece Aydin: "I also really liked the workshops we took and skills classes. They really helped me see things from a different perspective. My favourite course was ‘Effective Teamwork’. It gave me such a different perspective."

Tjalle Broeksma

Tjalle Broeksma: "From my experience, if you're a student at the University of Groningen, then you're most likely able to do the honours courses as well. And then it's just a little bit of planning but honestly, it’s very doable in my opinion. So I would advise you to just go ahead and try to get in!"

Victor Budinic
Victor Budinic

Victor Budinic

Victor Budinic: "In general, I think it is really just the curiosity that you need to bring to the programme."

Marla Dressen
Marla Dressen

Marla Dressen

Marla Dressen: "Committing to the program meant spending time on acquiring research and learning skills that I would not have been able to achieve myself during the regular program."

Ellen Henricson

Ellen Henricson: "The programme surprised me by providing not only traditional education, but also practical life skills that can be applied to future endeavours regardless of the substantive focus of those, and fantastic little moments with strangers who became my friends."

Testimonial Christiane, Honours programme in Philosophy
Testimonial Christiane, Honours programme in Philosophy

Christiane Bös

Christiane Bös: ''My experience will aid me in becoming a more rounded, critical and reflective psychotherapist in the future.''

Testimonial Suzanne, Honours programme in Philosophy
Testimonial Suzanne, Honours programme in Philosophy

Suzanne Schuurman

Suzanne, Honours programme in Philosophy: ''Philosophy is such a fundamental field of study, and it contributes to all disciplines. And it my case, I do believe it will make me a better doctor.''

Testimonal Tristan, Bachelor's Honours
Testimonal Tristan, Bachelor's Honours

Tristan Looden

Tristan, Honours student Bachelor's programme: "It features small scale education and a lot of interaction with your professors."

Thijmen Calis
Thijmen Calis

Thijmen Calis

"I got the opportunity to conduct in depth research on an economic or business topic."

Testimonal Job, Bachelor's Honours
Testimonal Job, Bachelor's Honours

Job de Grefte

"Honours College was an unforgettable experience for me.''

Testimonal Danique, Bachelor's Honours
Testimonal Danique, Bachelor's Honours

Danique van Vliet

''I realized that there are so much more perspectives to consider regarding dilemmas in health care than I previously thought."


Sandra Karomi - Summer School Vancouver

"Summer School is for many the main reason to choose the Honours Program. Vancouver's Summer School exists out of two parts"


Danpaati project Surinam

"In August of 2017, a group of 20 students went to Surinam for the summerschool Danpaati project Surinam."


Dian - Summer School Lisbon

"Last year, I went to the summer school Religion in the Public Domain in sunny Lisbon."


Gopesh Tamminga

Dutch Civil Notary Law student: Trip to Washington


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