Welcome to the HU Minor Course website!

HU minor offer 2019-2020 will be published on this site on 28 January 2019
Minor Market on 14 March 2019, from 1.30 to 4.00 pm in the Olympos Sports Centre

Check this site again after 28 January because then the offer is final and the information about the minors 2019-2020 including two new (English) minors available. The two new minors are: Audio & Visual Design and Europe in the world. Then all additional information, including about Registration, will also be updated.

You can search through 134 minor courses by alphabet, theme, period or institute. Please note that there is only a select number of minor courses that is taught in English.

Visit the Minor Market on 14 March 2019, from 1.30 to 4.00 pm in the Olympos Sports Centre (Uppsalalaan3, Utrecht). This is the event where you can ask all your questions about specific minor courses. For some courses, former students will be attending to tell you all about their experiences. Click here for the directions to the sports centre.

Would you rather take a minor course elsewhere? If so, please click ‘External HU minor options’ in the menu.

What is a minor course?

A minor course is a set of associated courses in a certain subject area. Taking a minor course is one of the options for your elective course combination plan, which is your chance of designing part of your studies all by yourself. In the next academic year, HU will have nearly 140 minor courses in a wide range of fields to choose from. The number of credits for your elective course combination plan as part of your examination programme differs per degree programme. It usually is 30 ECTS. You can check the exact number of credits in the study guide for your study programme.


Enrolment and deregistration after the closure of the 3rd registration round for period CD

Registration after closure of the 3rd enrollment round can be settled by sending an email to the relevant minor course coordinator, in which you mention your request for post-enrollment on the minor. If the minor course coordinator, gives permission, this does not guarantee that you will be registered for the minor. Send the approval of the minor course coordinator to studievoortgang@hu.nl with a request to be registered for the minor course and all the courses included. Only after confirmation of registration from the Study Progress Team you are assured of a place.
Prior to your minor choice, consult the overview per program with HU-minors that are not allowed by your exam committee via the following link to avoid disappointment.

Deregistration from a minor course can be settled by sending an email to the relevant minor course coordinator, informing them of your deregistration. Forward the same email to studievoortgang@hu.nl so that the team can process your deregistration in Osiris.


GO/NO-GO decision for CD-minors 2018-2019

Publication date: 18 oktober 2018

We have made the final decisions as to which minor courses taught in period CD will go through (GO) and which will be cancelled (NO-GO). For the NOGO decisions that have been made, check the following document:

NOGO CD minor courses 2018-2109 – DEF

All the CD minor courses not mentioned in this document will go ahead and still have places available at the start of the 3rd registration round (which opens on 18 oktober 2018 7 pm).
Please note: it may well be that deregistrations in the next round will make places available again in the CD minor courses where they are fully booked at another moment.


Enrolment and waiting lists
Some minor courses are very popular with students, while they have a limited number of places available. Some of them now allow you to be placed on a waiting list. Please check from 29 March 2018 the minor course information page to find out whether it has a waiting list and how you can be placed on it. Placement on the waiting list does not mean that you can count on enrolment. The chance is very small. Please do make sure that you are enrolled in any minor course if you want to start in September 2018 (or February 2019).

Examination Board’s approval to enrol in a HU minor course arranged in advance
Every student requires their examination board’s permission to enrol in a minor course. For HU students, this approval has already be arranged and implemented accordingly in Osiris for the 2018-2019 academic year. This means that the examination board for your course approves of your enrolment in any of the minor courses made available to you in Osiris. In other words: you will now only be able to register in Osiris for minor courses in which your examination board allows you to enrol. For an overview of excluded 2018-2019 HU minor courses per HU degree programme, click here.

Do you not want to take a minor course at HU as part of your elective course combination plan? If so, you do need to ask the examination board for approval. For more information, please refer to the website of the examination board for your course.

Assistance in choosing your minor course

Do you find it difficult to choose the best minor course? Study choice counselling can help you. At this website you find online help and tools. If you need more help you can contact them for the following service: in an advisory session of 30 minutes they discuss your question(s) and together they determine what would help you in your decision-making process. Sometimes a follow-up session is required.
For more awareness on your interests, study requirements, personality and qualities you can make use of several tests and exercises. Study choice counselling works by appointment only, all counselling is free of charge.