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Want to do a NT2 course?

Take your Dutch to the next level.

Improve your Dutch language skills

If you want to improve your Dutch language skills, our NT2 courses in Zwolle are the perfect solution. The courses aim to improve your vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening skills. We offer programs ranging from A0 to C1 levels to cater to your proficiency level and help you achieve your language goals.



If you plan to pursue higher education at a Dutch university or University of Applied Sciences (hbo), you must meet strict admission criteria. The NT2 Taalschakeltraject is designed to prepare you for your future academic endeavours. The course focuses on enhancing your Dutch language skills, as well as providing you with knowledge about society, mathematics, and study skills. Additionally, you will study subjects related to your chosen field of study to better prepare you for your academic pursuits.

This intensive Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) course covers levels A0 to B1. It serves as a preparatory programme for the Schakeljaar or as a means to reach B1 proficiency within a year in order to pursue the Staatsexamen NT2 programma 1.

The NT2 B2-C1 tracks are continuations of the Schakeljaar and are designed to increase your proficiency from B2 to C1 level. The courses focus on enhancing your speaking, reading, and writing skills, in order to meet the C1 language requirements. This will enable you to pursue further education with confidence.

We offer one intensive course and one extensive course:

Are you a refugee?

If you are a refugee, you may be eligible for the UAF scheme ‘Study Costs Allowance for Preparers’. Please check in new tab) for all possibilities and conditions.

How to apply

Complete the application form(opens in new tab) (in Dutch). After registration, you will receive a confirmation in which we ask you to send us several documents. Based on the documents you sent, we will contact you for an intake interview. Please email in new tab) if you have any questions.

When you are from a non-EU/EAA country, you need to complete the immigration procedure before you can start your studies at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.Check the criteria for your nationality on in new tab).

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