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.

Due to the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus, you may not be able to meet the language requirement on 31 August 2020. Postponement is possible in some cases. More information can be found on our website under the FAQ for prospective students.

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.