Go to the complete course programme with course finder
Step 1: Do you have the required level of education?
Anyone who has completed secondary education (comparable to Dutch havo/vwo) is welcome. If you don’t speak any Dutch at all, knowledge of the English language is necessary. In addition, sufficient computer skills are required.
Step 2: Apply through the online application form
Check the course programme to decide which type of course you would like to attend and fill in the online APPLICATION FORM.
- If you would like to take the intensive daytime course (Dutch for State Exam NT2 II), we ask you to finish your registration by coming to the consultation hours on Tuesday or Thursday (see step 3).
- If you are applying for another course (evening course, Saturday course, advanced courses) you don't need to make an appointment for the consultation hours. But if you already have some proficiency in Dutch language (not an absolute beginner), we will invite you to the next central intake test (see step 4).
Step 3: Come to the consultation hour (only daytime course Dutch for State Exam NT2 II)
The consultation hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays are meant to speak with a teacher, who can advise which course is suitable for you and determine whether or not you need to take an intake test.
Please call to make an appointment: 020 598 6398 (Monday - Friday 1-3 pm). During the consultation hours you will have an intake meeting with one of our teachers.
Step 4: You will take a intake test (only if you already have some proficiency in Dutch language)
Not an absolute beginner (level A1 or up)? Then an intake test is required, either during the (online) consultation hour, or in a central intake exam at VU Campus. After you have applied with our online application form, you will receive an automatic response informing you how to book your intake appointment.
Step 5: You will receive a course invitation and pay the course fee
You will receive a course invitation. In the course invitation will be stated which level you have been assigned to, when the course starts, how you can pay and when your payment is due. It is very important to respond to this course invitation before the (payment) deadline, in order for us to know if you will participate in the course or not.
Each group has a minimum and a maximum amount of participants. If there are not enough students, the course will be cancelled. When we have to many applicants, you can be put on a waiting list. If no places open up, you will be invited for the upcoming course period.
6: Your placement is finalized!
Once you confirmed your participation and after we have received your payment or a proof that you have a loan from DUO, your registration is finalized. We will see you soon at VU Amsterdam or online!
If you receive a loan from DUO, please check our general terms and conditions for students with a DUO loan.