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General information

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The University of Groningen Language Centre Dutch courses for non-native speakers are described in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This is a reference framework developed by the Council of Europe that provides a basis for comparing language proficiency levels and interpreting test scores.

If you want to register for a Dutch course and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. You can only register for a course if you have been given the matching advice.

Dutch for University of Groningen Students and Staff

Please note there are special Dutch courses for University of Groningen Bachelor and Master students, and PhD students. These courses are partly or fully paid for by the University of Groningen! More information about the schedule and enrollment for the Dutch courses for students and staff.

Overview Dutch Language Courses

Course CEFR
starting level
attainment level
Contact hours
0 > A2 0 A2 50
0 > A2 civic integration 0 A2 108
A2 > B1 A2 B1 50
A2 > B1 civic integration A2 B1 108
B1 > B2 B1 B2 50
B1 > B1/B2 B1 B1/B2 50
B1/B2 > B2 B1/B2 B2 50
B1 > B2 civic integration B1/B2 B2 108
B2 > B2/C1 (50 hours) B2 B2/C1 50
B2/C1 > C1 (50 hours) B2/C1 C1 50

Intensity and Organisation

Please read our pages on intensity and organisation of standard Dutch courses before enrolling for a course. We offer regular and intensive Dutch courses. The total number of hours is the same, but the number of lessons per week differs.

Rate Categories

Student rate

Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and exchange students of the University of Groningen and the universities of applied sciences in the 3 northern provinces. Students must show their student card when they register

Discount rate

  • Staff of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the universities of professional education in the 3 northern provinces
  • PhD students, postdocs, et cetera of the University of Groningen

Full rate

Other interested parties

Student workload

‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

Last modified:17 January 2020 1.48 p.m.
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