Languages: English and Dutch

Did you know that more than 1,500 programmes are offered in English in the Netherlands? And that most people in the Netherlands speak English next to Dutch?

Working together in the international class room should go smoothly, as everyone speaks English. Nevertheless, it would be good to be able to mingle in conversations in Dutch and contribute to discussions in Dutch between local classmates. This may make working in groups even more interesting and meaningful.

The International Student Barometer shows that Dutch lecturers score high on their English language proficiency (even higher than for many British universities). A high standard of English is expected, both of lecturers as well as students.

If you are planning on starting a career in the Netherlands after your graduation, it may also be advisable to learn Dutch. Having foreign language skills is always a benefit and (some) knowledge of the Dutch language is often required. In short: learning to speak Dutch can only be advantageous.