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The Winter Course is a three-week, full-time programme that can be taken at the Absolute Beginners (CEFR A1) or at the Beginners (CEFR A2) level. In three weeks, with 16 contact hours and 16 homework hours per week, the student obtains knowledge of the basics of the Dutch language.

We offer a similar three-week programme in August: the Summer course, which can be taken at all levels up to Advanced (CEFR B2).


This course is designed for Absolute Beginners and Beginners (CEFR* levels: 0-A2).

Practical information

Target group: UvA students & staff and other higher educated foreigners
Class size: Approx. 18 
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners level: English and Dutch / Beginners level: Dutch
Hours per week: Four 4-hour classes and 12-16 hours of self-study
Course duration: 3 weeks
Period: 7-26 January 2021


  • €425 reduced fee UvA students & staff
  • €730 reduced fee for alumni who enrol within six months after graduation from the UvA
  • €855 for all others


Please download the application form below and send it to