Mini-project (Research in Electives)

All Master's programmes (except Epidemiology Postgraduate and Science and Business Management) have an elective component of 12 credits. These electives may be used in different ways. If you would like to perform extra research you may use these credits to perform a mini-project.

Use the PDF iconGeneral Application form (open with Adobe Reader) to describe:

  • the start and end date of your project
  • the content and the end product(s) of your mini-project. Indicate how these products will be assessed and with what weight.

Please note: CSDB and Biosciences (BiBc, BINN, DINN, ENVB, MCLS and SBM) students have to fill out these forms via OSIRIS Case. In case any issues occur, please contact


You need an UU or UMCU examiner for your mini-project. Your examiner needs to sign your application form.

External mini-project
In case of an external mini-project your supervisor host institute needs to sign the General Application form as well. External mini-projects at non-university institutes or abroad also require a signed internship contract which you will find embedded in the General Application form.

A mini-project can take many forms, both in size (0.5 - 12 EC), content and end products (e.g. report, presentation, poster, advice, script). In all cases, your project needs to be graded by your examiner based on at least one end product. Your examiner needs to motivate your final grade.

If you deliver one or more written end products, these need to be checked for plagiarism via Urkund. Asking a second reviewer is allowed, but not obligatory.

There is a PDF iconseperate assessment form (open via Adobe Reader) available for the mini-project.