Language Requirements

All students are required to demonstrate language proficiency at the latest upon enrolment.

Bachelor

  • All bachelor programmes are instructed in Dutch. You cannot enrol without a valid proof of the required level of Dutch
  • Dutch at level B2 is required upon enrolment for most bachelor programmes
  • Level C1 is required for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Language Studies (Bachelor of Arts in de toegepaste taalkunde)
  • Accepted language proofs 

Master in Dutch

  • most master programmes are instructed in Dutch. You cannot enrol without a valid proof of the required level of Dutch
  • Also applicable for its preparatory programme or linking course
  • Dutch at level B2 is required upon enrolment for most master programmes
  • For certain programmes specific requirements apply: Specific language requirements
  • Accepted language proofs 

International Master (Master in English)

  • International master programmes are instructed in English. You cannot enrol without a valid proof of the required level of English
  • Also applicable for its preparatory programme or linking course
  • English at level B2 is required upon enrolment for most international programmes
  • For certain programmes specific requirements apply: Specific language requirements
  • Accepted language proofs 

SLO (specific teacher training)

  • All SLO are instructed in Dutch. You cannot enrol without a valid proof of the required level of Dutch
  • Dutch at level B2 is required upon enrolment for most bachelor programmes
  • Accepted language proofs 

Predoctoral training programme, doctoral training programme and doctorate

  • predoctoral training programme: your mentor can confirm that you have the required language skills in the languages in which the course units are taught
  • doctoral training programme and doctorate; English at level B2 is required. The supervisor can also confirm that you have the required level of English.

Validity of language proof

  • any accepted proof of language proficiency must be valid upon enrolment
  • the validity date mentioned on the language certificate cannot be exceeded
  • if no validity date is mentioned on the language certificate, the certificate can be no older than 4 academic years, counting from the academic year after the proof of language was acquired

Who is exempted?

Who does not need to submit a proof of language proficiency?

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