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    Want to do a NT2 course?

    Take your Dutch to the next level.

    Do you want to learn Dutch well and pursue your studies?

    Is Dutch not your mother tongue, but would you like to improve your language skills? In our NT2-courses, which are offered in Zwolle, you will be actively working on this. We work on expanding your vocabulary and grammar, you practice your reading and listening skills, and we prepare you for a bachelor's degree in the Netherlands. We offer various programmes, from level A0 to C1.


    Did you go to school in another country and were you unable to finish your education? Then you can do so in the Netherlands. Voorbereidingsjaar vavo is a one-year course that prepares you for a special transition programme at Deltion Sprintlyceum in Zwolle. There you can obtain your havo-diploma. With your havo-diploma you can continue your studies.


    Read about Voorbereidingsjaar vavo(opens in new tab)

    If you want to study at a Dutch hbo or university, you have to meet strict requirements. In the NT2 Schakeljaar, we prepare you for your future education. You will improve your Dutch and learn more about society, mathematics and study skills. You will also follow subjects that are related to your future degree.


    Read about Schakeljaar(opens in new tab)

    This is an intensive course Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), from A0 to level B1. It is a preparatory course for the Schakeljaar or if you want to achieve B1 level in one year in order to do the Staatsexamen NT2 programma 1. In the Schakeljaar, you are prepared for a course at a university or a college.


    Read more about the NT2 A0-B1 track(opens in new tab)

    The NT2 B2-C1 course is a continuation of the Schakeljaar and is meant to increase your B2 level to C1 level. In this course, we train you to speak, read and write Dutch at level C1. This way, you can start your further education with confidence!

    Depending on your schedule, you can follow this programme for 2,5 or 5 months.


    More about the 2,5 months, 3 days a week track(opens in new tab)

    More about the 5 months, 1 day a week track(opens in new tab)

    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 e-mail 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 e-mail us(opens 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.

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