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Dutch for foreigners

Summer course

The Summer course is an intensive programme, ideal for those aiming to spend their summer both learning Dutch as well as enjoying Amsterdam. This three-week, full-time course has 16 contact hours per week, plus an estimated 16 hours of homework per week. This course is available on six different levels, from Absolute Beginner (CEFR 0) to Advanced (CEFR B2).

Jointly organised course

The Summer course is jointly organised by the INTT of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University (AMSU). The INTT deals exclusively with applications from UvA-students; the AMSU deals with all other applications. If you are not connected to the UvA, you can apply through the website of the AMSU:

Is German your native tongue? Then perhaps the Summer Course For Native German Speakers might be of interest to you.

We offer a similar three-week programme in January: the Winter Course, which is aimed at absolute Beginners (CEFR A1) and Beginners (CEFR A2).


This course is offered at the following levels: Absolute beginners - Advanced (CEFR level: 0-B2).

Practical information

Target group: UvA students and other higher educated foreign language speakers
Class size: Approx. 18 
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners level: Dutch and English / Other levels: Dutch
Hours per week: Four 4-hour classes and between 12-16 hours of self-study.
Course duration: 3 weeks
Period: 3-21 August 2020


  • Reduced fee: €425 for UvA students & staff
  • Full fee: €1195


This course is jointly organised by the INTT and the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University (AMSU). Participants paying the non-reduced course fee may apply online via These participants are entitled to use the facilities of the AMSU. The AMSU's conditions apply to these applications.

UvA students and staff may download the application form below and send it to

Download the application form for UvA students and staff (PDF) Download the flyer for the Intensive Dutch summer course 2020