TU/e Honors Academy

TU/e Honors Tracks and Challenges
The TU/e Honors Academy offers six brand-new excellence Tracks for Bachelor students, and in the near future for Master students as well. The overall goal is to prepare students for scientific, societal and personal leadership in a society that is affected exponentially by changes and developments.

The Honors Tracks address major societal and scientific questions and challenges. Examples of these themes include:

“How do we get people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing?”

“Rethinking ’Power’, a major challenge for our own environment”

“What new opportunities arise when the merger of the internet, mobility and traffic grows stronger and stronger?”

You Are in the Lead
In the Track of your choice you are challenged to take the lead in your own development and in the project you are doing. You get the chance to work together with students from other departments, to meet inspiring coaches, to explore the forefront of knowledge and to meet with people from industry. Dive into your own discipline or explore other disciplines, it’s all up to you.

Investment and completion
The honors work will be on top of your regular study in the second and third year, and requires a time investment of about 10 hours per week (840 hours in total; 30 credits). It is divided in two parts of 15 credits each. After the first part your progress and the quality of your work are assessed. This is also a moment of reflection on continuing your honors work or not, in the same Track or in another one. Successful completion of the full honors program is mentioned on your Bachelor’s diploma, you receive a letter of recommendation and obtain 30 additional credits. If you only complete the first part you get a certificate and 15 additional credits.

In order to be admitted to the Honors Program you need to apply for a position in the Honors Track of your choice. The decision on whether or not you are selected is based on your motivation letter and an application interview.