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Distance Learning Summer Course For Native German Speakers

Niederländischkurs für deutschsprachige Studienanfänger

If you are a native German speaker who is looking for a way to learn Dutch to complete the State Exams within one summer, the Distance Learning Summer Course for native German speakers is a good option for you. This course takes five weeks in total and concludes with the State Exams. It is a full-time programme that aims to enable native German speakers to learn Dutch at an advanced level so they can start a Dutch-taught university programme in September. If German is not your native tongue, but you would like to attend a Dutch language course during the summer, please have a look at our regular Summer course.

  • What to expect from class

    Distance Learning Classes
    Since all on-site teaching has been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, all INTT summer courses will go ahead as distance learning courses. This course can now be followed anywhere across the globe.

    The Summer Course is an intensive programme, ideal for those aiming to spend their summer learning Dutch. This full-time course is taught using a combination of video calling, individual feedback and studying the offered course-material. 

    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 a four hour lesson. 

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

  • Level

    This course starts at CEFR level A2 and finishes with CEFR level B2. 

    By following the link below you can test whether you have obtained sufficient knowledge of Dutch to succesfully participate in the course. Further help with your preparation for the course will be sent upon your application.

Practical information

Target group: Higher educated native German speakers
Class size: 18-20
Language of instruction: Dutch
Hours per week: 16 hours worth of classes per week and a minimum of 20 hours of self-study
Course duration: 5 weeks of classes followed by four days during which the NT2 Exam will take place.
Classes: 21 June-23 July 2021
NT2 Exam: 26 - 29 July 2021


  • €1800 (incl. NT2 Programme II exam fee)
    Future UvA students are entitled to a refund of €680 upon display of a valid UvA-student card for the academic year 2021-2022.
  • Reduced fee for UvA students: €1120