Dutch: NT2 staatsexamen, programma II preparation course

Do you intend to take the National Examination of Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II)? Or do you need to take it again? This exam training will help you significantly improve your chances of passing the exam. This is not a Dutch course, but purely an exam training through which you’ll learn strategies that are sure to give you a better chance of success. It consists of seven lessons, each lasting two hours. Every lesson requires two to three hours of independent study.

Course information

This course is designed for all non-native Dutch speakers who have at least B2 level on the European Framework of Reference for Languages. To participate in this advanced course an intake is required when you do not have a B2- certificate. 

This training is suitable as an addition to the Dutch courses:

It is possible to take this training in a group or individual. When you want to do an individual NT2 training please see Individual coaching to find more information about this option.

Required material

  • No specific material required

The Dutch NT2 exam

Please note! The NT2 exam is not part of this course, you have to schedule and register yourself for the exam. For more information about the National Examination of Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II), visit the Board of Examinations.

Dates: (coursecode: NL-STEX)

For available times and registration please see the course dates  and registration form. The registration form shows the actual available groups.


  • UM students: € 165
  • UM staff, alumni and Zuyd Hogeschool students: € 199
  • External:  €255


If you learned Dutch outside the UM Language Centre or when you do not have a B2- certificate an intake is part of the registration procedure.

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a set of descriptors that can help you gauge your level of proficiency in any given language. To determine your current or target level, please download the PDF Levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (0.48MB).


You can register for a course by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation. To schedule an intake, please contact us by emailing at languages-intake.

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