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Language requirements Dutch-language bachelor course and associate degree (ad)

You applied for a Dutch-language bachelor course or associate degree (ad).

Language requirements

  • a certificate for all four parts of the State Exam Dutch as a Second Language (Nt2) programme II
  • a CNaVT certificate “Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) – B2”

The Student Affairs Department will ask you to upload one of the above mentioned certificates to meet the language requirement. Any other type of certificates will not be accepted.

You can also meet this language requirement if:

  • Dutch is your mother tongue and Dutch is the national language of the country where you completed your secondary education, or
  • you have attended a secondary school where Dutch was the main language of teaching and obtained a diploma, or
  • you have obtained a secondary school diploma with a pass for the Dutch final exam.

Begin on time

NB: If you don't meet the language requirements in time, you cannot start a course at ArtEZ! The requested language level is a prerequisite for starting the course. If you need to take a language test, be sure to start well in advance:

  • it may take a while to get a spot and to get the results back. And fewer tests are administered in the summer months;
  • you will have enough time for a possible resit;
  • you will know sooner whether you can start your course;
  • the ultimate deadline is 31 August, no exceptions. If you need a residence permit to study at ArtEZ, the deadline is even earlier, namely 31 May.

At most language testing centers, it is possible to do a modified test (for example related to visual impairment or dyslexia) by requesting this when planning your test. Make sure you do this in time, because there is often less availability for these tests.

Questions about our language requirements? Please contact studentaffairs@artez.nl. We will contact you as soon as possible.

More information about the State Exam (Nt2) and the CNaVT exams

For more information about the State Exam (Nt2), you can visit Staatsexamens Nt2. For the exam dates, please check Examenrooster. The website Study in Holland gives an overview of institutions offering Nt2 courses. You can find more information about the CNaVT exams on the CNaVT website.