Dutch as a Foreign Language

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The Dutch as a Second Language Course consists of a number of modules. The course may be entered at the beginning of each module.

Please note: this NT2 curriculum is unsuitable for international Bachelor and Master students looking for a pre-course due to the fact that the duration of the complete course (CEFR A1 to B2) takes 18 months at least. For more information regarding specific language requirements of course programmes, please contact the Fontys institution of your choice.

The courses

Do you live in the Netherlands and do you want to pass the exam 'Staatsexamen I or II'? At Fontys you can study Dutch in preparation for this 'Staatsexamen'. Our course is focussed mainly towards more highly-educated students and thus the pace of the study programme is fairly fast.

DUO loan

The NT2 courses of Fontys have been awarded the ‘Blik op Werk’ (Work in View) quality rating. This means that you may borrow the money needed to pay for the course from the Education Executive Agency (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs or DUO). However, you will not receive any payments into your own bank account. Rather, DUO will pay the invoices you receive for the language course and the exam, putting you in their debt, and you will need to pay these amounts back to DUO later, with interest. You can find more information on the DUO website.

Register now! Here is how:

  1. Apply for a loan from the DUO. Within a few weeks you should receive a letter confirming your loan and stating the maximum amount you may borrow.
  2. Decide which course you would like to take with us.
  3. Now register with Fontys:
    a. Click the registration button on the course page of your choice.
    b. You will receive a confirmation by email immediately.