Preparatory one-year programme: 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, Politics and Social Relations; 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.).

More information - academic year 2020-2021:

 

Don't need a student visa?

If you don't need a student visa, you can directly register at Linguapolis:  Application form 2020-2021

 

Need a student visa?

Students accepted to the programme can start the procedure for obtaining a student visa. However, please be aware that you will need two letters of acceptance in order to apply for a student visa: (1) a letter of acceptance from Linguapolis; and (2) a letter of acceptance from a Flemish college or university for the subsequent academic year.

The application procedure for the Preparatory One-Year Dutch Programme will differ depending on which Flemish college or university you choose to continue your studies in academic year 2021-2022:

► For a Bachelor or Master programme at the University of Antwerp:

Register at: University of Antwerp 

You will automatically be forwarded to a sub-form for the Preparatory One-Year Dutch Programme. As a result, you don't need to submit a second application.​

► For a programme at the Artesis Plantijn (AP) University College:

Register at: Artesis Plantijn University College

You will automatically be forwarded to a sub-form for the Preparatory One-Year Dutch Programme. As a result, you don't need to submit a second application.​

► For a programme at the Karel de Grote (KdG) University College:

Register at: Karel de Grote University College 

You will automatically be forwarded to a sub-form for the Preparatory One-Year Dutch Programme. As a result, you don't need to submit a second application.​

► For a programme at any other Flemish university or college:

First register at: Linguapolis (academic year 2020-2021)

Subsequently, register at the university or college of your choice (academic year 2021-2022).

Contact

Secretary's office
(BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Stadscampus
Kleine Kauwenberg 12
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 3 265 57 52
prepyear@linguapolis.be