Students applying for a Dutch-taught Master's programme must show proof of the language requirements of the Graduate School of Humanities. You can meet the requirements either automatically (based on your previous education), by taking an officially approved language test or by being granted a formal exemption.
Applying for a English-taught programme? Check the English language requirements.
The following documents are accepted as proof of sufficient proficiency of Dutch language. If you have obtained any of these documents, please upload these in MyInfo.
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If you do not possess any of the documents above you must take the Dutch as Second Language (NT2-II) state examination or file a formal exemption request (see below).
Dutch language courses are offered at the Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT) of the UvA.
Students who have completed an English-taught Bachelor's programme (or the first year thereof) at a Dutch university of applied sciences (hbo) can take an intensive Dutch language course at the Institute for Dutch Language Education (INTT) of the UvA in order to prepare for the NT2-II exam.
If you do not fit any of the categories listed above, but you have good reasons to believe you should be exempted from taking an official Dutch language test, you will need to file an official exemption request at the UvA Examinations Board. This formal request for exemption must be accompanied by formal and independent reports that may be considered equivalents of our Dutch language proficiency requirements. Personal statements do not suffice.
You may only request a formal exemption after you have submitted a complete application dossier with all required application documents. Upload a copy of your exemption request instead of the proof of language proficiency and upload your accepted request for an exemption immediately in MyInfo as soon as you receive result. See our application guide for more information.
Exemption requests may take up to 4 weeks to process. Please note that:
To find information about preparing for the NT2-II Dutch language proficiency exam in your own country, please visit the Study in Holland website.