Anyone who has obtained a diploma of secondary or higher education at a Dutch-speaking institution automatically meets the language requirements. In all other cases, you have to submit a dossier. You provide the necessary evidence and attestations via email@example.com.
For the majority of the bachelor's programmes, you have to demonstrate that you have a command of Dutch at a minimum level of B2. This can be done in various ways:
- Proving that you have passed the exams of at least one academic year in Dutch-language secondary or higher education,
- or passing a Dutch language exam that corresponds to level B2 of the European Framework of Reference.
The following certificates are accepted for bachelor programmes:
- Certificate B2 or NT2 level 5 from a university language centre
- Certificate of Interuniversity Language Test Dutch for Non-Refugees (ITNA)
- Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT) - "Proficiency in Higher Education" or "Educational Proficiency
- Certificate of NT2 Adult Education Centre 'Vantage' (levels 3.1 and 3.2)
- Certificate B2 delivered by one of the following test centres
- Successful State Examination NT2 programme 2 (Netherlands)
For the graduate programmes, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a command of Dutch at a minimum B1+ level. This can be done in various ways:
- demonstrating that you have successfully completed the exams of at least one academic year in Dutch-language secondary or higher education;
- or having passed a Dutch language exam that corresponds to level B2 of the European Framework of Reference.
The following certificates are accepted for graduate programmes:
- Certificate B1+ or NT2 level 4 from a university language centre
- Certificate of NT2 Adult Education Centre 'Treshold' (levels 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
- B1+ certificate from one of the following test centres
Filing a case
You submit your file to the student secretariat of the programme you want to start.
A file certainly contains:
- a legalised copy of the obtained diploma and the obtained diploma supplements (length of study, ECTS, the followed courses)
- a sworn translation of all documents into Dutch, French or English
- a declaration of the competent ministry of education that the obtained diploma gives access to university studies in the country of origin