Application and registration

Welcome to VU-NT2. Would you like to learn Dutch with us? Then please take the following steps to participate in one of our courses:

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, 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 the Evening or Saturday courses, you don't need to make an appointment for the consultation hours. If you are not an absolute beginner, we will invite you to the next central intake test (see step 4).


Step 3: Come to the consultation hour (daytime courses)

The consultation hours on Tuesday and Thursday 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 1-5 pm).

Step 4: You will take a intake test

Do you already speak some Dutch? Then you may have to do an intake test:

  • For the Dutch for State Exam II course the teacher will decide during the consultation hours if an intake test is necessary. After the interview you can take the two written tests (if applicable).
  • For the Dutch for Work and Study course and our Everyday Dutch Saturday course you will receive an invitation for the central intake test after you have filled in the online application form.

With the written and oral intake test we will assess your level of Dutch. Preparation for this exam is not necessary. The results of this test will be used as an indicator which level is the most suitable for you

Step 5: You will receive a course invitation and pay the course fee

After you have completed your registration for a course, 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 for the Dutch for Work and Study and the Everyday Dutch Saturday course. For the Dutch for State Exam II course there is no waiting list. You will be invited for the upcoming course period.

Step 6: Your placement is finalized!

Once we have received your payment, or a proof that you have a loan from DUO, your registration is finalized.

Please note that for the Dutch for State Exam II course you are not placed unless you have received a written confirmation via e-mail.

Please check our general terms and conditions and the privacy policy.

If you receive a loan from DUO, please check our general terms and conditions for students with a DUO loan.