By expanding your boundaries, you can reach great heights. Would you like to go the extra mile during your studies? Are you interested in working on surprising real-life assignments with students from other study programmes? And even more importantly, are you looking to give your studies a boost? Then you are the perfect X-Honours student!

  • Start building your professional network.
  • Work on real-life cases for actual industry clients.
  • Meet new people.
  • Receive a valuable X-Honours commendation on your diploma.
  • Make your studies even more challenging.

The X-Lab

You can find the entrance to the Leeuwarden X-Lab in the Central Hall (Rengerslaan 10), next to the coffee bar. This is the X-Honours living room. This is where innovative ideas are born, which you would help create together with students from other study programmes. Here, you will get ample opportunity to develop your own ideas, initiatives, and activities. X-Lab brings together a diverse range of professional fields, which you can use to your advantage. It is a unique dynamic that leads to remarkable perspectives.
Do you need some inspiration? You can find a relaxing hammock in X-Lab for a quick powernap, and a punching bag to let off some steam. Are you not studying in Leeuwarden, but at one of our other locations? Contact us to discuss the possibilities at your campus.  

Real-life assignments

Anyone can become an X-Honours student. You are not obligated to hand in your grades list or ECTS overview. The only thing you need is a healthy dose of enthusiasm and the drive to work together. You will need this to find innovative solutions to real-life assignments. Actual clients come to us to hire bold and innovative people with a refreshing view on things. This is where you come in!

Would you rather do a solo X-Honours programme? This brings even more challenges to the table, but we are keen to face them with you.

Get started on challenging projects

Are you curious about the types of projects that you will be working on? Down below you will find some examples.

  • Solar taxi for the Welcome to the Village festival
  • A useful guide for new Dutch citizens.
  • An interactive game to get the youth to do more physical exercise.
  • Hackatrain: creative mobility solutions. 

Be ahead of the pack

If you choose to do the X-Honours programme, you do so in tandem with your regular study programme. After graduating and on completion of the X-Honours programme, you will get a special X-Honours commendation on your diploma. This is how you differentiate yourself in the job market and it allow you to be ahead of the pack. It shows your future employer that you are an innovative and motivated professional.