Program components Honors Master Program

The Honors Master Program has a minimum workload of 20 credits on top of your regular Master’s program. It consists of two interrelated components: personal leadership development (5 credits) and professional development (15 credits).

The Personal Leadership component is offered and organized by the TU/e Honors Academy. For the Professional Development component you have quite a lot of freedom: to a large extent you can gear this towards your own ambition, drive and interests.

  • You can start every October (applying in September) and every March (applying in February).
  • Ideally, you start the Honors Master Program at the same time as the start of your regular Master's program.

The scheme below shows an ideal pattern but ofcourse the real planning depends on your own.


Since the Honors Master Program is done on top of the regular Master's program, there are some limitations to the duration of the program. You have a total of 18 months to finish the Honors Master Program. In addition, the time you have to finish your regular Master's program and graduate with "Honors" is limited to 32 months. This is described in Article 7.2 of the rules and regulations.