BSc Honors Program

Chairman: Sebastian Hack

What is the Honors Program?

The goal of the honors program is to support gifted and motivated students to:

  • achieve excellent results
  • ensure quick progress in their studies
  • create a community among the best students in a class

How can I enter?

  • Students are admitted to the honors program after the first or second semester of their BSc studies upon recommendation of a professor of the department primarily based on excellent performance in our courses. The final decision on acceptance is made by the chairperson of the honors program.
  • Students can also apply for the honors program independently. To apply you need to send the following documents to the above mail address in one PDF:
    1. A copy of your high-school diploma
    2. A current transcript of records
    3. An application letter containing information on what courses have you taken, what you are interested in, why do you want to enter the honors program.

What do we offer?

  • Each member of the honors program is assigned one professor of the department as a personal mentor. The mentor will regularly meet with you (mostly at the beginning of the old semester) and discuss your current performance and your current study plan with you.
  • There will be regular social events among all honors program members to foster a community among all students in the honors program.

What we expect

  • Members should achieve excellent grades in their studies and demonstrate quick progress towards their degree. The performance is regularly monitored and students can be expelled from the program.
  • Each member must achieve at least 4 CP by tutoring an exercise group in one of our courses during their membership in the program.
  • The student has to contact their mentor (ideally one week before the semester starts) to coordinate a meeting with the mentor.
  • At the end of each semester we expect a semester report (about two pages) that contains a record of all achievements of that semester. The reports have to be in four weeks before the start of the new lecture period and have to be sent to the honors program (mail address above) and in CC to the mentor.