If you would like to study at the Pogled u Plavo (AUAS) and have completed your prior education abroad, then the Language and Preparatory Programme (TST: Taal- en Schakeltraject) is a good option. In this programme you can prepare for the Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) level II state examination. But you need more than that to be a successful student, of course, which is why you’ll also learn to work in project groups, write reports, give presentations and so on. You will additionally take courses which are important for your study programme, such as English, mathematics or history.
In the Language and Preparatory Programme, you can increase your Dutch language level from 0 to B2+ in two years. There are five start dates for this programme. Language Programmes 1 and 2 focus primarily on Dutch and English language acquisition. In addition to studying Dutch and English, during the Language and Preparatory Year you will also receive intensive instruction on study skills and take preparatory courses.
The Summer School is a short programme in preparation for the Language and Preparatory Year. It is intended for people who have not yet reached B1 level in Dutch and/or A2 level in English.
To progress to a subsequent level, you must fulfil the academic progress requirements: interim tests, written assignments, attendance, projects (if applicable) etc.
Entry requirement Dutch|English
|Language programme 1||0|A1||Dutch, computer skills|
|Language programme 2||A2|A1||Dutch, English, computer skills|
|Language and Preparatory Year||B1|A2||Dutch, English, computer skills, Bachelor's level skills, Knowledge of Dutch Society|
|Language and Preparatory Year||B1+|A2+||Dutch, English. computer skills Bachelor's level skills, state examination training, preparatory courses (biology, economics, social studies, history mathematics, physics) **|
|Summer School||A2+|A1+||Dutch, English|
** The set of preparatory courses will depend on your choice of study programme.
You will be admitted to the Language and Preparatory Programme if you meet these five conditions (and there are places available):
We will start the intake procedure once you have completed the application form on this website and we have received a scan of the following original documents:
Please ensure you have gathered and scanned all of these documents before submitting the application form. If any of the documents are missing, your application will not be processed.
If you are a refugee and did not take any diplomas with you, please provide additional information about your prior education on the application form, using the template below.
Type of education
Number of years completed
Before we start the intake procedure, we evaluate whether your prior education matches the level required to be admitted to the Language and Preparatory Programme. This means that your diploma from a foreign country must be equivalent to at least senior secondary vocational education level 4/senior general secondary education level.
Once we have received all of your documents and your credential evaluation shows you are eligible, you will be invited to sit an intake test. The results of the intake test will determine whether you have the Dutch language skills required to start in the desired study period. For more information about language skills levels, please look under Programme starting dates.
If you pass the intake test, you will be invited to an intake interview. This interview will take approximately 30 minutes. Over the course of the interview, we will ask you a number of questions about such topics as your prior education, your motivation for applying for the Language and Preparatory Programme, your choice of degree programme, etc.
Before starting the programme, you must demonstrate that you can pay your course fees.
If you are paying your own fees, you will be asked to sign a direct debit mandate. This will allow us to take the course fees out of your account. If preferred, you can pay in instalments.
If you have applied for a DUO loan, you must send us confirmation that your loan has been granted before starting the programme.
If you are registered with the UAF Foundation for Refugee Students, you do not have to pay your own course fees. You must upload proof that you are a UAF student (contract) and that they will pay the course fees for you. The operational management office will then arrange payment with the UAF.
The office for Student Affairs of the Pogled u Plavo (AUAS) respects your privacy and will handle your personal data with care, acting in conformity with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The storage period for data does not exceed 5 years for enrolled students who do not finish their programme at the AUAS. The storage period for data for students who graduate does not exceed 2 years beyond graduation date.
AUAS has set out in this Privacy Statement how your personal data will be used and what your rights are. Please consult our Statement to find out more.
Civic integration programme participants UAF students
Other students (paying course fees themselves)
|Language Programme 1||€2.000||€800|
|Language Programme 2||€2.000||€800|
|Language and Preparatory Year B1 to B1+||€2.500||€1.003|
|Language and Preparatory Year B1+ to B2+||€2.500||€1.003|
All students are responsible for purchasing their own course materials. You will receive a reading list for each study period. The costs of these materials cannot be claimed back. Students with a DUO loan do not have to pay for the NT2 course materials themselves. These will be issued to them at the start of each study period.
The programme closes with the Dutch as a Second Language level II (NT2-II) state examination, which covers writing, speaking, listening and reading. Once you pass this examination (all four parts), your Dutch language skills are deemed sufficient for admission to the AUAS. Students register themselves for the NT2-II state examination, but not without consulting their lecturer first.
Diplomas from a foreign country
If you have a diploma from a foreign country and are applying for admission to a degree programme at the AUAS, your credentials will have to be evaluated. If your diploma does not meet the admission requirements (at least senior secondary vocational education level 4/senior general secondary education level), you may qualify to take the 21+ entrance examination. Applicants who need a student visa must meet all the admission requirements before requesting a visa.