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Intensive Dutch Language Course

The Intensive Dutch language programme is a full-time programme (eight weeks). Every week consists of 16 contact hours and an estimated 20 hours of homework. This course is perfect for those who aim to improve their Dutch quickly and who benefit from an intensive teaching method. Combining this course with other commitments such as studying or a job is not recommended. The Intensive course is available at four levels, from 1 (CEFR 0) until 4 (CEFR B2).

If you are looking for a course that can be more easily combined with a study programme or a job, please have a look at the Semi-intensive Dutch language course.

Distance Learning Classes

To limit the spread of the COVID-19, the University of Amsterdam has limited the possibilities for on campus education. Therefor all courses at the INTT will be offered through distance learning up to and including December 2020. For these classes a stable internet connection and the option for video calling is mandatory.

A distance learning lesson consist of two parts:  

  • Synchronous learning : real-time contact with your fellow students and your teacher in online classes (approx. two hours per session).
  • Asynchronous learning: going through elaborate, guided course materials and doing online tasks and exercises on Canvas, the UvA’s online learning environment.

Together these parts add up to three or four hour lesson. The lesson will take place as scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The teaching practice and didactic approach have been adapted to the extraordinary circumstances we are now living in, the course content and learning outcomes have not changed.


This course is offered at level 1-4 (CEFR level: 0-B2). 

Practical information

Target group: All higher educated foreigners
Class size: Approx. 20
Language of instruction: Level 1: Dutch and English / Other levels: Dutch

Hours per week

  • Level 1 and 2: four 4-hour lessons and a minimum of 20 hours of self-study
  • Level 3 and 4: three 4-hour lessons and approx. 20 hours of self-study

Course duration

  • Level 1: 8 weeks, 4 days, 4 hours
  • Level 2: 8 weeks, 4 days, 4 hours
  • Level 3: 7 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours
  • Level 4: 7 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours


  • Level 1: 6 September - 29 October 2021 
  • Level 2: 15 November - 21 jan 2022 ( No classes from 18 december 2021 – 2 January 2022 )
  • Level 3: February - March 2022
  • Level 4: April - June 2022



  Fee1 Reduced fee2 Reduced fee3
Level 1 € 1,740 € 1,465 € 1010
Level 2 € 1,740 € 1,465 € 1010
Level 3 € 1,230 € 1,035 € 675
Level 4 € 1,230 € 1,035 € 675

1Future EU/EEA-students of the UvA who are enrolled in a Dutch-taught programme are entitled to a partial refund of the course fee on the presentation of  a valid UvA student card for the academic year 2022-2023. The refund for level 1 and 2 is € 730; for level 3 and 4 it is € 555.

This reduced fee applies to students who enrol in a course that starts within 6 months after having graduated from the UvA.

3This reduced fee applies to UvA students and staff.


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

Please note that this information is subject to change.