Are you an ambitious student, ready to take an extra challenge? Sign in for the Honors Program

Honors Program: The Societal Challenge of Migration

Are you an ambitious student, ready to take on an extra challenge? Do you wish to broaden your acquaintance with other scientific disciplines? Sign up for the honors program The Societal Challenge of Migration.

Interdisciplinary courses

The Societal Challenge of Migration is a thought-provoking Honors Program that considers perspectives on migration. You will get knowledge on legal and political practices in various countries, everyday strategies and experiences, and possibilities of integration in a global world.

The program offers you four interdisciplinary courses – taught by lecturers from different schools within Tilburg University - in which multiple aspects of migration will be considered from political, cultural, legal, economic and media perspectives. The courses are exclusively open to participants in the Honors Program and are designed to gratify the participants’ curiosity rather than simply extend their regular course programs.

What can I expect?

During the second and third year of your Bachelor’s program you will take a total of four extra courses; one per semester. The courses are taught in the evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays, in a combination of online and offline formats. The courses are interactive and stimulate discussion among students from various fields of study.

For each session there is a reading assignment, and the courses will be finalized with a written exam or paper (no re-sit). If you plan a semester abroad, a self-study module is an option.


Upon successfully completing the four courses (6 ECTS each), you will receive a certificate signed by the Rector Magnificus at the time of awarding your Bachelor’s degree. 

The credits obtained for the courses of the Honors Program cannot be used to meet the regular demands of the Bachelor’s program.

How to apply for the Honors Program?


Due to changes in staff, we will not be able to start this September with a new cohort of students in the Honors Program.