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Dutch, Intensive Summer Course, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Are you entering a Dutch university for your BA or MA program or an exchange? Or are you an expat who has little or no knowledge of the Dutch language? DISC, Tilburg University’s innovative Dutch Intensive Summer Course, is a 3-week intensive that will get you from ‘no Dutch at all’ to ‘daily Dutch proficiency’ (A1 level) in no time!


  • The course combines Dutch language acquisition with a fun introduction to Dutch culture.
  • This course is designed to bring you to level A1 within the internationally approved European Reference Framework; you start at the level of absolute beginner.
  • During the course we will use an innovative teaching method that is especially designed to get international students and expats up to speed in Dutch.

This method divides the learning process in the following three steps:

  • Preparing a topic through online exercises
  • Practicing skills and vocabulary in class
  • Consolidating what you have learned through homework assignments

Wherever needed, grammar will be dealt with within the context of the topics discussed. The emphasis, however, will always be on the communicative aspects of learning Dutch – which is why you have the opportunity to put your new knowledge of Dutch into practice and increase your fluency by going on a field trip every Wednesday.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Dutch
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills with respect to topics relevant to international students or expats living in the Netherlands. These topics include:
  • introducing yourself
  • shopping for groceries
  • ordering food and drinks
  • buying clothes
In this course, you will learn the basics of Dutch language.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This course is for prospective exchange students and non-Dutch speaking students with little or no knowledge of Dutch.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    630 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National Applies to you

    630 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • € 720 for external participants (including prospective students);
The course fee does not include any study materials. No scholarships are available.

Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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