Exemptions

Who can request an exemption?

  • Students who have previously taken the Dutch language proficiency test and scored in the average or high categories.
  • Students who have previously taken the Dutch language proficiency test and scored in the low category and then successfully completed the refresher course.

Who cannot get an exemption?

  • Students who have not yet taken the VU Dutch language proficiency test.
  • Students who have previously taken the Dutch language proficiency test and received low scores and did not successfully complete the refresher course.
  • Students who have taken a language proficiency test at another educational institution.

What if you’re enrolled in two programmes at VU Amsterdam?

Are you enrolled in two programmes at VU Amsterdam? Then you’ll only have to take the test once. If the test has been entered into your timetable twice, please choose one timeslot to take the test.

How do you request an exemption?

Are you eligible for an exemption? Then please fill in the application form below.