Language requirements for Dutch-language bachelor and master programmes
As Dutch is the language of instruction in this study programme, students must be proficient in the Dutch language. A minimum level corresponding to NT2-II (Dutch as a second language) is required for this study programme.
You automatically meet the language requirements for this study programme if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- you have completed a HAVO or VWO high school programme
- you have completed a HBO or WO study programme in Dutch
- you have completed a prior study programme outside of the Netherlands with Dutch as a second language. Candidates automatically meet the language requirement for a Dutch UM bachelor's or master's degree programme if they have obtained the following diplomas or certificates outside the Netherlands:
- Belgium, Flanders: Diploma of Secondary Education
- Belgium, Wallonia: Diploma of Secondary Education with Dutch as an exam subject.
- Germany: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife with Niederländisch as "Prüfungsfach" or "Leistungsfach"
- Suriname: VWO diploma or HBO (P) Diploma
- United Kingdom: GCE A-level or GCE AS-level in Dutch
- France: Diplộme du Baccalauréat Général: Dutch as first, second or third language
- European Baccalaureate: Dutch as first or second language
- International Baccalaureate: Dutch A at Standard Level or Higher Level, Dutch B at Higher Level
- Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT): Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) and Educatief Professioneel (EDUP) or Profiel Taalvaardigheid Hoger Onderwijs (PTHO)
- you can adhere to the language requirement in a different way, for example by obtaining a certificate Staatsexamen Nederlands als tweede taal, minimum level II (NT2-II), or a similar certification such as via the CNaVT*
Please note that UM can reject your application or set additional requirements if there are reasonable doubts about your Dutch language proficiency.
* See http://cnavt.org/en/introduction for Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) and Educatief Professional (EDUP) (admission higher education)
Extra Dutch language requirements for the master's in Medicine
Have you obtained the bachelor ITM degree at Maastricht University and you have not completed your secondary education in the Dutch language, then the following language requirements apply:
You must hold the certificate Medical Dutch.
You must have had three medical-professional conversations, each conversation with a different clinician and patient. Each conversation must be completed with the qualification ‘pass’.
The medical–professional conversations will be organised by the Education Office FHML. For more information, please contact askFHML.
Please note: the above-mentioned language requirements have to be met before the start of the master's programme in Medicine. The NT2-Programme II, the certificate Medical Dutch and the score forms of the conversations have to be uploaded in MyUM. Please, send a message to askFHML as soon as you have completed this.