Dutch as a Second Language

General Language Courses

These courses focus on all language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading. Grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary are comprehensively discussed. The courses are practical and are aimed at making use of the language.

Basic Dutch courses

These courses of Dutch as a second language (NT2) are meant for international students of the University of Leiden and for participants who wish to follow a non-intensive course.


Basic Dutch courses for students of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Dutch for native speakers of German

This is a short intensive course aimed at native speakers of German.

Preparatory course for the Staatsexamen NT2 Programme II

This course prepares students for the Staatsexamen NT2 Programme II. They will practise for the state exam by using examples from sample test papers.

Dutch courses and exams for prospective Students

Prospective students with a non-Dutch secondary education background must have a good command of Dutch before they are allowed to study at bachelor level at Leiden University. Read more

Civic integration

Our Dutch as a Second Language programmes prepare particpants for the Staatsexamen, programma 2. Read more

Custom-made language training

In addition to the open registration courses, the Academic Language Centre also offers custom-made language training. For more information, please consult the custom-made language training webpage.

Last Modified: 30-08-2016