CentER

CentER is a world-class research institute that draws on the academic expertise of some of the most outstanding minds in the field of economics and business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Blackboard

Do I need to enroll for the CentER Honors Program or one of its courses in Blackboard?

If you are selected by the selection committee, you will be enrolled for the program in Blackboard by the CentER Honors Program administration.

Costs

Do I need to pay additional tuition fees to take part in the CentER Honors Program?
No, you don't need to pay additional tuition fees.

Electonic Study Guide

Can I find the CentER Honors Program or one of its courses in the Electronic Study Guide?
No, the CentER Honors Program is not linked to the Electronic Study Guide.

PhD

Does attending the CentER Honors Program improve my chances to be admitted to the CentER Research Master’s or PhD program?
Participation in the Honors Program will give you the opportunity to show your skills to professors, who might be willing to recommend you to the Research Master’s or PhD Admittance Committee.

Program

  • Is it possible to attend only one or a few of the lectures of the CentER Honors Program?
    You may only attend the CentER Honors Program if you are a registered CentER Honors Program student, and even then you have to choose at least five sessions.

  • Is it possible to complete the CentER Honors Program in more than one year, because I can't attend all classes this year due to, for example, studying abroad?
    No, you have to complete the program in one year.

  • Can the CentER Honors Program be used as elective(s) for my Bachelor’s or Master’s program?
    The credits earned by this program are classified as extra-curricular. Therefore you cannot use the program as an elective.

  • Is the aim of the program really research? I feel that I might be interested in the research part, but I don't know yet whether I really would like to do a Research Master’s. Is this program still a good opportunity for me to take?
    Yes, it gives you a good opportunity to see whether research is something you want to pursue. If you conclude after the program that it is not something you like, then no harm done. But you will also be able to learn a lot from top professors.

Registration

    • I'm a student at a university other than Tilburg University, can I register for the CentER Honors Program?
      No, the CentER Honors program is only for current students of Tilburg University.

    • I'm a student at Tilburg University, but not of Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Can I register for the CentER Honors Program?
      No, the CentER Honors Program is only for students registered at TiSEM.

    • I'm an exchange student doing a part of my Bachelor’s or Master’s program at Tilburg University. Can I register for the CentER Honors Program?
      Yes, but make sure you send in all grades from your Bachelor’s or Master’s program when you apply.

    • I'm a Pre-Master’s economics student at Tilburg University. Can I register for the CentER Honors Program?
      Yes, but make sure you send in all grades from your Bachelor’s or Master’s program when you apply.

    • I'm currently on exchange as part of my Bachelor’s or Master’s program. Can I still apply,  even if I return after the program has started?
      Yes, you are also allowed to apply by sending your documents via email to chp@tilburguniversity.edu. If you return after the program has started, you have to choose the sessions you are able to attend.

    • Are interviews part of the selection process?
      No, interviews are not part of the selection process. Selection is based on the submitted documents.

    Research master

    Does attending the CentER Honors Program improve my chances to get admitted to the CentER Research Master’s program?
    Yes, if you participate actively and show that you have an interest in research.

    Scholarship

    Is it possible to get a scholarship to attend the CentER Honors Program?
    No, scholarships are not awarded for the CentER Honors Program.