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Dutch State Exam Preparation Course


This course will prepare you for the Dutch State Exam NT2, Programme II.


Introduction and explanation of the four components of the State Exam:

  • practice exams;
  • explanation of assessment criteria.

This course does not teach Dutch language skills but prepares for the State Exam NT2, Programme II. In each lesson, one component of the State Exam is practiced and explained. Course participants prepare test exams at home, or do them in class and receive individual feedback on their results. Special attention is paid to the assessment criteria of the State Exam.


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of 4 two-hour sessions. Participants are expected to prepare test exams at home

Important information about the State Exam NT2.

Maybe you have heard about the problems surrounding the State Exam NT2. In an effort to combat fraud, the Dutch Government cancelled the examination possibilities until further notice. This means that you cannot register for the exam, nor can you take it. Candidates who already registered in 2018 will be the first in line when the examination is resumed, but it is still unclear when this will be.

Because of this, the UT Language Centre postpones the State Exam Training. In the meantime, we are working on a solution for duped exam candidates.

If you have any questions regarding the above and/or if you face problems because of the cancellation of the exam, please contact the Language Centre ( and we will try to help.

As soon as the new exam schedule is out, we will inform you accordingly.

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    For anyone who has completed Professional Dutch (Follow Up III), High Proficiency Dutch (Follow Up IV) or a similar course and whose current level of Dutch is approximately CEF-level B2.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.

  • Date

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  • Time

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  • Location

    UT Campus

  • Course fee

    UT-employees: €155
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number.
    Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number. 
    Partners of UT-employees: €155
    Non-UT participants: €202
    Internet payment can be used to pay the course fee.

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 7 and maximum 10 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a second language (NT2) from the TCP Language Centre

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre during the course

  • Requirements

    Admission is granted on the basis of certificates obtained from earlier language courses; or an intake exam, which can be found in the following link: NT2 Intake exam

Further Information
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053-489 2040
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Dutch State Exam Preparation Course
February 2019
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