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Dutch group courses

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.

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.

Dutch group courses

Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Advanced
General group course 0>A1
A1>A2
A2>A2/B1
A2/B1>B1
B1>B1/B2
B1/B2>B2
B1>B2
B2>B2/C1
B2/C1>C1
Civic integration course 0>A2 A2>B1 B1>B2
Course for native speakers of German 0>A1
A1>A2
A2>B1

B1>B2

Course for students, PhD's en postdocs 0>A1
A1>A2
A2>A2/B1
A2/B1>B1

Rate Categories

Student rate

Bachelor's and Master's students, exchange students and PhD scholarship students of the University of Groningen, Hanze, Windesheim and PThU. UG students must use their S-number when enrolling to be eligible for the student rate.

Discount rate

  • Staff of the University of Groningen*, the University Medical Center Groningen, Hanze, Windesheim and PThU
  • PhD students, postdocs, et cetera of the University of Groningen

*Faculties sometimes pay the course fees for UG staff members. You can check with your manager and/or HR department whether you are eligible for this compensation and how it can be arranged.

UG staff must use their P-number when enrolling to be eligible for the discount rate.

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.

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