Cum Laude or Honours Programma? • Study Association Aureus

Cum Laude or Honours Programma?

Cum Laude

When confirming the results of an examination, the Examination Board will award the citation ‘cum laude’ to students who have demonstrated exceptional ability.

The guidelines for achieving Cum laude are:

For the bachelor’s program, the citation ‘cum laude’ is awarded if the following conditions are met:

  • No more than 20% (36 EC) of the program is exempted.
  • The average mark on the basis of first results is at least 8.0.
  • A maximum of two components are graded with a result between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Also first results that are not assessed with a figure are to be sufficient.
  • The mark for the bachelor’s thesis is at least 8.0.

The study is completed within a maximum of 42 months.

For the master’s program, the citation ‘cum laude’ is awarded if the following conditions are met:

  • No more than 20% (12 EC) of the program is exempted.
  • The average mark on the basis of first results is at least 8.0.
  • Also first results that are not assessed with a figure are to be sufficient.
  • No mark for any study component is lower than 7.0.
  • The mark for the master’s thesis is at least 8.0.
  • The study is completed within a maximum of 14 months, the part time study is completed within a maximum of 28 months.

Honours student

The Honours program offers several advantages to our students. Only a select group of motivated, talented students can participate in the program. Students participating in the VU Honours program come from different faculties, thus broadening your academic horizon through interdisciplinary class discussions and team work. For more information go to: https://www.feweb.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/bacheloropleidingen/honoursprogramme/index.aspx#