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Political Science

Honours and talent programme

College of Social Sciences

Are you a talented student looking for more challenges and more in-depth knowledge? If so, the Honours and talent programme of the College of Social Sciences would be a good choice for you.

The aim of the programme is to provide an extra stimulus to motivated Bachelor’s students and to introduce them to scientific research in a unique way.

You will take a challenging set of courses for a total of 30 additional ECTS credits. The focus of your talent programme is up to you.

There are some requirements for this programme: you have to score at least a 7 on average during the first year and write a motivational letter when you apply.

Additional benefits:

  • the programme offers innovative education;
  • small groups work together at an advanced academic level;
  • you take courses with other talented students from the College of Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Geography & Planning and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences), creating a multidisciplinary environment of motivated students;
  • you take Honours courses at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), an institute that offers interdisciplinary courses for all Honours and talent students of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

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Rowie's story