Language of science


In order to successfully complete an academic degree, it is not enough to know general Dutch only: students need to know academic Dutch as well. This course is meant for those who are going to do a technical academic degree. The syllabus contains texts on Mathematical and Physics topics at secondary school level as well as technical topics offered in freshman engineering courses; topics range from computing and programming, the design process, company processes to models of technological development. You will learn to understand lectures on technical matters in Dutch and you will be able to talk about calculations, processes and experiments.
For students who want to study Civil Engineering or Chemistry, it is compulsory to take an extra module. Students of Architecture take the course Language of Architecture.

Study workload

This course is a complete self study programme. The study workload is 40 hours a week. It will take around 6 weeks to study all the material.


The syllabus Vaktaal is available at the secretaries' office.


The Language of Science course can only be done after having successfully completed the Derde Ronde (Advanced course) or the Staatsexamen NT2 (level II). Alternatively, your teacher may have advised you to do the course after having done a  level test.
You can register for the courses by filling in the registration form. Please fill in this form and send it to our secretaries' office:

After registration you can start the programme when ever you would like. For appointments about testing etc. please, contact Maria Klijn-Wuisman (

Course fees and payment

Self study programme € 195,- including computer language laboratory, final exam and lesson material.
All payments should be made by debit card (PIN-machine).