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Applying for Dutch schools
I would like to study or do a short course in the Netherlands. What are the possibilities if I don’t speak Dutch?
I would like to do a study or a short course that is not available in English. However, my Dutch is still at a low level. What can I do?
If this study or course is really important to you, you may consider to follow an (intensive) Dutch course on the level of NT2 (Dutch as a second language). Once you have passed the exam, your Dutch should be good enough to do a study in Dutch. Please keep in mind that it may take at least a year if you need to start (almost) from scratch.
Many universities also offer special Dutch courses or even a bridge year to help you prepare for the study you want to follow. Check with the university of your choice for the options available.