If you did not take Dutch as an exam subject in secondary school but you do want to study in the Netherlands, you can take the C-test.
C-test stands for Cloze test and tests your language proficiency level. The C-test is not directly related to the CEFR-levels C1 and C2.
Certificate: sufficient to successfully follow a degree programme at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences
If you pass, you will be issued with a certificate stating that your Dutch is sufficient to successfully follow a degree programme at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences.
The test consists of 3 texts whereby every second word is missing half of its letters. If a word has an uneven number of letters, then half + 1 of the letters are missing. You have to complete the words. For example:
- De he______ van h____ aantal let______ is wegge________.
Je mo____ de woo_______ weer comp______ maken.
- De helft van het aantal letters is weggelaten.
Je moet de woorden weer compleet maken.
There are a total of 100 words to complete. Please read the C-test Instruction carefully to learn more about the test itself.
A score of 90% is required for a pass mark. This means your language proficiency is comparable to that of a student in VWO year 5.
The test costs € 42.50.
CertificateAfter the test you will receive 3 certificates.
If you would like to receive more certificates, please ask your examiner to indicate this on the application form.
- Each additional certificate will cost € 1
- If you would like to receive more certificates at a later stage, you will be charged an administration fee of € 10 and € 1 for each additional certificate
Organization of the TestThe entire test will take approximately 1 hour.
- You will first have a short conversation with a teacher to determine whether your language proficiency is comparable with that of a native speaker.
- You will then take the test, which lasts 30 minutes.
- This will be checked immediately and you will be told the result on the spot.
The test is currently done entirely online due to the coronavirus.
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