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Semi-Intensive Dutch Language Course

The Semi-Intensive course is the most popular INTT course. The course is taught through two lectures per week and takes six weeks in total, so it can easily be combined with a job or a study programme. The Semi-intensive programme is offered four times per year, at six different levels ranging from Absolute Beginners (CEFR 0) up until Advanced (CEFR B2).

Would you rather only have one lecture per week? Please have a look at our Extensive Dutch language course. Please note that this course is only offered at Absolute Beginners (CEFR A1) and Beginners (CEFR A2) levels.

If you would rather attend a full-time Dutch language programme, please have a look at our Intensive Dutch language courses.

Distance Learning Classes

In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, the University of Amsterdam has limited the possibilities for on-campus education. Therefore, all courses at the INTT will be offered through distance learning up to the summer of 2021. 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 hour lesson.

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.


The Semi-Intensive course is taught at Absolute beginners level - Advanced level (CEFR* levels: 0 - B2).

Practical information

Target group: Higher educated foreign language speakers
Class size: Approx. 16
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners: Dutch and English / Other levels: Dutch
Hours per week: Two 3-hour classes and around 6 hours of self-study
Course duration: 6 weeks


  • 7 September - 16 October 2020 (Distance Learning Course only)
  • 2 November - 11 December  2020 (Distance Learning Course only)
  • 8 February - 19 March 2021 (Distance Learning Course only)
  • 29 March - 27 May 2021 (Distance Learning Course only)


  • €330 reduced fee for UvA students & staff
  • €565 reduced fee for alumni who enroll 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