Language requirements

All our courses have language requirements. You will need to prove your language proficiency by handing in a certificate stating your level. 


The language requirements for the academic year 2020-2021 apply when you start your course in September 2020.

Language requirements, exemptions and language tests

Some people already meet the language requirements and don't have to take a language test. Please see below for the situation that applies to you.

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.

Questions about our language requirements? Please contact studentaffairs@artez.nl.