International students and professionals who are interested in the Netherlands can now register for a free online introductory Dutch course, available world-wide on
Introduction to Dutch, which was developed by the University of Groningen Language Centre, is aimed at prospective students and staff of the University, international professionals who intend to live and work in the Netherlands and people from other countries with an interest in the Dutch language. The course introduces participants to the basics of the Dutch language, and gives background information on the city of Groningen, the University of Groningen and the region as a whole. Registration is free via www.futurelearn.com/courses/dutch
The online course is offered several times per year. Online registration is possible (and free!) via
A total of more than 120,000 participants have registered for earlier runs of the Introduction to Dutch MOOC in 2015 and 2016.
The next rerun will start on 14 November 2016.
The European Commission has made a EUR 12.6 million grant available, via the prestigious Erasmus Mundus programme, for three Joint Master Degree programs of the Faculty of Arts, as announced on July 15.
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