Postgraduate of Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context

Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context


The programme is aimed at non-Dutch-speaking students who want to prepare to study in Dutch. The programme consists of a combination of language acquisition and three modules designed to deepen the participants’ knowledge.

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.

The most experienced Linguapolis teachers coach the students in their language learning process.  The programme also comprises cultural activities (museum visits, theatre visits, a Christmas party, a study trip to Ghent, etc.). Students are encouraged to practice their language skills within a buddy system with Dutch speaking students.

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

Who for?

The programme has been designed for foreign students who want to devote one year of full-time and intensive study to establishing and perfecting their knowledge of the Dutch language and to immerse themselves in Flemish society and academic culture.

Admission requirements:

  1. The students’ secondary school qualifications are sufficient for enrolment at a university in the country where they were obtained.
  2. Students have an intermediate knowledge of English (CEFR B1).
  3. Students must previously have studied a European language as a foreign language, either at school or in a language course. The Linguapolis teaching method is based upon the assumption that the students are familiar with foreign language learning.