Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context


The information below is with regard to academic year 2022-2023. It is no longer possible to submit an application for this academic year.

Information with regard to academic year 2023-2024 will be available from 7 November 2022 onwards.  

Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context

The one year programme Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context is aimed at non-Dutch-speaking students who want to prepare to enter higher education in Dutch. The programme (15 hours of daytime classes every week) consists of a combination of language acquisition and three modules designed to deepen participants’ knowledge:  Academic Study Skills; Culture of the Low Countries; and Dutch Phonetics and Pronunciation.

Within language acquisition, we start at absolute beginner-level and finish at Level 5, with the Interuniversity Test for Dutch as a Foreign Language serving as the final exam. Passing this exam means students comply with the language requirements for higher education and can enrol to study in Dutch at a Flemish university or university college.

The most experienced Linguapolis teachers coach the students both in their language learning process and in their final higher education choices.  The programme also comprises cultural activities (museum visits, theatre evenings, a Christmas party, a study trip to Ghent, etc.). Students are encouraged to practice their language skills outside the classroom.

The one-year programme is an intensive full-time programme. Its participants are enrolled at the University of Antwerp, receive a student card and can use all of the university’s facilities (library, student restaurant, sports facilities, etc.).

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Ukrainian nationals

For our admission purposes, all Ukrainian nationals will be considered as EEA nationals. You can apply until 31 August 2022 (instead of 1 March 2022). 

The tuition fees payable will be equivalent to those for EEA nationals if you have temporary protection status at the time of enrollment. 

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