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Dutch Language Courses (NT2)

Extensive Dutch Language Course

IMPORTANT MESSAGE : To limit the consequences of the corona virus, the University of Amsterdam has decided to suspend all teaching activities on location.

With one lecture per week, the Extensive course allows the student to master the basics of the Dutch language within twelve weeks. This course is available on the Absolute Beginners (A1) and the Beginners (A2) level.

Would you rather have two lectures per week? Please have a look at our Semi-intensive Dutch language course. This course is available on all levels up until Advanced (CEFR B2).


This course is taught at the levels of Absolute beginners and beginners only (CEFR* level: 0 - A2).

Practical information

Target group: All higher educated foreign language speakers
Class size: Approx. 16
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners: Dutch and English / Beginners: Dutch
Hours per week: One 3-hour class and 3 hours of self-study
Course duration: 12 weeks 


  • 9 September - 2 December 2020  (no classes on 21 October 2020)
  • 10 February - 12 May 2021 (no classes on 24 March 2021 an 5 May 2021)


  • €330 reduced fee for UvA students & staff
  • €565 reduced fee for alumni who enrol within six months after graduation from the UvA
  • €660 for all others


Please download the application form below and send it to or to the following address:
Postbus 1631
1000 BP Amsterdam

Download the application form for the Extensive Dutch language course (PDF) Download the flyer for the Semi-intensive and Extensive Dutch language course (PDF)

* Description CEFR levels