Preparatory training of higher education for foreign speakers (VTHO)

Attention: This is not the page of the Preparatory Year of Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages. Click here for information about this trajectory.

For whom?

  • You want to follow a Dutch programme at a university or a university college in Flanders or in Brussels.
  • You have (recently) migrated to Flanders.
  • At the start of the training you have reached the Dutch language level of B1 (UCT Gent  level 3) or higher (there will be an obligatory entry test).
  • You have obtained at least a secondary school certificate in your home country or in Belgium (OKAN-school or TKO).
  • You have obtained at least a secondary school degree in your home country.
  • You have been selected on the basis of an interview and a number of tests.


  • The training takes place in Ghent.


A full-time year programme:

  • Acquisition of Dutch as a second language and language coaching.
  • Training of study skills.
  • Study counseling (and introduction to higher education, how to select a field of study,…).
  • Optional modules (English, mathematics, physics and chemistry).
  • Optional: a number of official courses at a university or university college.

Are you interested? Get in touch with:

Studeren in Gent, , 0485 64 52 92,