Honours Programme Master

The faculty of Technology, Policy and Management offers an Honours Programme for Master’s students (HPM). Master’s students with above-average performance are eligible for a place on this programme, aimed at developing talent. Participation in the programme offers: additional teaching, research and projects related to specific themes, in addition to the regular subjects. The Honours Programme for Master’s students offered by TU Delft is also a programme that provides plenty of room for choice in terms of the student’s personal development.

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In early September, an information meeting will be held on the Master’s Honour Programme for first year Master’s students. Students in all the Master’s programmes of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management will be informed about the meeting.

Facultair coördinator Honours Programme

Lisa van Heest


The application and selection process for admission to the Master’s Honours Programme takes place at the beginning of the academic year. An information meeting about the Master’s Honours Programme will also be organised during this period. The deadline for applications is 19 October for all students. You can submit your application (preferably in the form of a PDF file) to l.vanheest@tudelft.nl

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master’s Honours Programme you need to meet the relevant requirements. You can only apply if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Your grade point average for the completed (TU Delft) Bachelor’s degree is 7.5
  • You are able to finish the Master’s Honours Programme within 24 months
  • You have exceptional motivation to participate in the Programme


Your application must contain the following components:

  • Documentaryproof that you meet the admission requirements (for example, a copy of the supplement to your degree certificate)
  • A letter of motivation
    • Explain why you want to enrol in the Master’s Honours Programme and what you expect to gain from it (learning objectives)
    • Describe how you see your own future: your career, ambitions and areas of interest
    • Explain how your motivation and performance show that you are eager to learn and prepared to do more than your lecturers ask of you
    • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • Proposed programme (outline)
    HPM offers you a lot of freedom to make your own choices and to choose your own direction, for example a professional or academic career within or outside your domain. Please describe:
    • What will be the focus of your Master’s Honours Programme
    • What elements you want to include (courses, research, project, internship, study abroad); Explain you see the Master’s Honours Programme helping you to realize your ambitions and will help you in attaining the TU Delft exit qualifications for the Master’s Honours Programme (please study these before writing your proposal)
    • Your rough planning (spreading of programme activities and the additional study load during your Master)

Every student who meets the admission requirements and has submitted a properly completed application will be discussed by the Director of Studies and Board of Examiners of the Master’s Honours Programme. They decide whether you will be admitted to the Programme or, if applicable, be given the opportunity to provide further information.

If you are admitted you will be requested to write a detailed proposal for your programme (courses details, planning, etc.).


The programme includes one obligatory module: UD2010 - Critical Reflection on Technology (5 EC). 

In this module you will learn how to adopt a well-reasoned position on ethical and methodological issues.  You can put together the other part of your Honours programme (15 EC) yourself in consultation with your supervisor/coach.

For example, you might work on a business-oriented assignment or engage in a research project. You may also choose to broaden your academic development by taking part in a multi-disciplinary project at TU Delft or elsewhere. You can also choose a number of extra elective courses.
HPM-students from the TU Delft will form a community in order to establish and build a network with other outstanding students, scientists and leading figures from the business community.

You can use the individual component for more intensive or extensive studies. A coach will support you in working out the details of your programme. At the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, your coach will usually be the Director of Studies of the Master’s programme you are following.

Please note that the programme should be completed alongside your regular Masters study (no study delay!).

  • You have to provided a report and justification for your subjects/internship/research/project;
  • You have to describe your objectives beforehand and reflect on the actual results achieved after completing the programme;
  • You have to participate in (centrally) organised events of the Delft Honours Programme community.


A Honours student who meets the completion requirements below has successfully completed the Honours Programme and will be awarded a certificate signed by the chair of the Board of Examiners and the Rector Magnificus.

Completion requirements

  • You have completed (gaining a pass for every component) your personal HP programme (at least 20 EC) as approved by the HP coordinator;
  • You have completed the Master’s programme (CoSEM/EPA/MoT) including the Honours Programme within 24 months (measured from your first enrollment of your Master’s programme until final examination date).