Registration: Dutch for speakers of other languages

Step by step registration for Dutch courses

Introduction

For the day courses and the general orientation test you can register online up to 1 day before the start of the courses. Do you register late (two weeks or more before the start of the course)? Please send a proof of the payment at the latest one weekday after your registration to betaalbewijs.uct@ugent.be.

 

Attention!

  • You have a place in the course when the full course fee has been paid. The UCT expects the payment two weeks before the start of the course.
  • You can register for a follow-up course before the end of your present course. You are not automatically registered for a follow-up course. If you fail the final test you can either do the compulsory orientation test or cancel your registration for the next level without cost.

Can I register for a course at the UCT?

Yes, if you have finished secondary school or are in the last year of secondary school.

Moreover, for the beginners’ level of Dutch for speakers of other languages, you should have a basic knowledge of English or French.

Some courses (e.g. Dutch for exchange students) are only for specific target groups.

There is a maximum of three consecutive enrolments for one and the same course.

How do I register?

You can register through this website.

For which level do I register?

  1. I do not have any knowledge of Dutch.

    You register for the course ‘Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages level 1’.

  2. I have acquired some knowledge of Dutch but have never followed Dutch classes at the UCT.

      1. I want to follow an intensive day course.

        You need to take a general entrance test. You fill out the registration form, after which we will contact you to set a date for the test. We register you for the test and send you in invoice of 50 euro. This fee will be deducted from the course fee.

        After you have done the test you get the result immediately, after which you will be registered for the correct level. The result of the test is binding. Please  note that if the test shows that your knowledge of Dutch is higher than what is required for level 5, we will ask you to do the specific entrance test for level 6 (ITNA). Please be aware that this test does not take place on the same day as the general entrance test.
      2. I want to follow an evening course.

        You register for the level that suits you best. The UCT will automatically register you for the general orientation test on Saturday morning. You will find the test date in the OT-column in the course description of the evening course that you will follow.

    1. I passed the final test.
      You have passed the final test if you have a score of at least 10/20.
      You best register well in advance since places are limited. So you best do not wait until you know the result of your final test.
    2. I did not pass the final test.
      1. If you have a score of 5/20 or less, the UCT advises you to follow a less intensive programme. You will not be able to follow Dutch classes at the UCT during six months.
      2. You have a score of 6, 7, 8 or 9/20.
        You can repeat the level for which you did not pass. You can also register for a follow-up class, study at home for at least three weeks and take the orientation test of the follow-up class. You have passed when you have a score of at least 10/20. If you have a score of 5/20 or less, the UCT advises you to follow a less intensive programme. You will not be able to follow Dutch classes at the UCT during six months.
  3. I have already followed classes at the UCT more than one year ago.

    See 2.

 

Until when can I register?

You can register as long as there are places available. The UCT advises you to register as soon as possible as places are limited..

Preparatory Year of Dutch

On this page you will find our special brochure which includes detailed information on the specific enrolment procedure.