A Dutch language test for all first-year Bachelor’s students… is that really necessary? We at VU University Amsterdam feel that it is! We are convinced that you need good language skills to achieve good overall results during your academic career. The language policy is aimed at helping students – and lecturers – to improve their language skills, both in Dutch and English.
This page provides information about the Dutch language test, the mandatory Dutch refresher course for those who perform poorly on the test, and the ITP TOEFL test that VU students can take to gauge the level of their English proficiency.