Course information

2017/18 Course schedule

The Maastricht University Language Centre offers courses in Dutch, English and other modern languages. Most have a duration of 14 weeks, but in some blocks we offer 7-week courses that meet twice a week. We also offer intensive and summer courses.

For maximum convenience, courses are offered during term time, as follows:

Semester 1 2017-2018:    
Period 1 4 September – 20 October 2017 7 and 14-week courses
Period 2 30 October – 15 December 2017 7-week courses
Period 3 8 January – 2 February 2018 4-week intensive courses
Semester 2 2018:    
Period 4 5 February – 30 March 2018 7 and 14-week courses
Period 5 9 April – 1 June 2018 7-week courses
Period 6 11 June – 27 July 2018 7-week courses

No lessons during:

  • Week of 23 – 27 October due to Faculty exams
  • Week of 18 – 22 December due to Faculty exams
  • Christmas holidays 25 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
  • Carnival 12 – 16 February 2018
  • Good Friday 30 March 2018
  • Easter Monday 2 April 2018
  • Week of 2 – 6 April due to Faculty exams
  • King’s Day 27 April 2018
  • Ascension Day 10 May  2018 (+ bridging day 11 May 2018)
  • Whit Monday 21 May 2018
  • Week of 4 – 8 June due to Faculty exams

Registration for each block opens one month in advance.

Details about schedules and registration can be found on the individual language course pages. Please note that schedules are subject to change up to one month before the course starts; dates will be confirmed upon registration.

Want to learn more about the courses we offer? View the courses.

Earn ECTS credits

You can obtain credits for language courses taken at the Language Centre. To have these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. The study load of each language course is expressed in ECTS credits (a 14-week course is normally worth 3 credits). For each course that you pass, your certificate will state the number of ECTS credits awarded.

Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference

All language courses are offered at several levels. The Common European Framework of Reference provides a set of descriptors that can help you gauge your level of proficiency in a given language. To determine your current or target level, please see the CEFR.