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Daytime course Dutch towards B2 – Intensive course

On the daytime group course Dutch for the NT2 State Exam II, you will learn Dutch up to B2 level in one calendar year.

This means you will be able to understand difficult texts, write your own texts on a variety of topics, speak Dutch fluently and correctly, express your opinion and participate in discussions.

The language course 'Dutch for State Exam II' will take you from level 0 to B2 (CEFR). The pace of the lessons is fast. A minimum of 12 hours per week self study is required. You can start four times per year. After four or five modules each lasting nine weeks, you will be ready to take the NT2 State Exam II. 

Course modules
Have you already learned some Dutch? Do you only want to learn Dutch for beginners or raise your language level? You also have the option of taking one or more modules instead of the complete course.

State Exam NT2 programma II
Are you intending to work or study in the Netherlands? You need the State Exam NT2 II if you want to work or study at higher educated levels: university or university of applied sciences.

DUO Loan
Candidates for civic integration can apply to DUO for a Dutch government loan to pay for the course.
More information about a DUO loan and VU-NT2 Dutch courses 

Note: for this course an intake test might be necessary. Check the information about the application process.    

More information about this course
Working method  
Date, costs and application  


For information about about the application process

visit the webpage Application

Or you can come by the VU-NT2 service desk.
VU-NT2 Service desk is located at the VU Service Centre on the ground floor in the VU main building. Open Monday till Friday from 1 to 5 pm. Please note that it is not possible to register for a course at the service desk, only via our online registration forms.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

For inquiries about the language courses and application process you can

send an e-mail to

or call for an appointment: +31 (0)20 5986398 (Mon-Fri van 13.00 tot 17.00 uur)