BEP general information

Bachelor End Project: in short

  • 20 ECTS (i.e., ~3 months full time or 5 months part time).
  • All approved groups are on the green list.
  • Consists of literature study, research work, thesis writing, and final presentation and defense.


To start your BEP, you should have completed all courses from the first year of Nanobiology. In addition, you have to have 60 ECTS from the second and third year combined; this can include your minor.


Best practices

  • Do not only consider the content of the project, but also the overall feeling of the lab. It is important that you feel safe to ask questions. It may help to discuss with multiple supervisors before choosing a project.
  • You might have a preference in supervision: would you like to have frequent meetings or do you prefer to discuss more infrequently? Think about this before discussing with your potential supervisors.
  • When discussing potential BEPs, also think of practical issues such as lab space, resources, lab activities, etc. that might aid you during the process.
  • Hand in the BEP application form before starting your BEP. This may help catch potential issues in an early stage. Your supervisor should sign it and you can send it to afterwards.
  • Keep in mind that the goal of a BEP is not to generate results: your BEP should be a learning experience, so make sure to take time to discover how you work best.
  • If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask! Your supervisor should be your first point of contact, but you can always contact our academic counsellor Tanja Hilkhuijsen if you need additional support.
  • To alleviate the writing stage, it can ben helpful to write sections of your BEP as you are going through the process.