We welcome all UvA students with open arms (and discounts…)!

Are you a student looking to perfect your English academic writing skills for your essays and other course papers? Are you new in the Netherlands, looking to pick up the Dutch language in order to integrate into the community and understand your peers better at school? No matter what you study at the University of Amsterdam or which of our 12 languages you would like to learn, we’ve got a large selection of language courses and translation services for you – with a special 20% student discount only for UvA/HvA students! Learn about your language options below and how to claim your discount.

Group courses in 12 different languages

UvA Talen offers group courses online and in-classroom in 12 languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Japanese. Each language offers different levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. You can also opt for courses in which we teach you a specific aspect of a language, such as writing or speaking and business or academic language use – our popular courses for students include Academic English, Dutch Business Writing, and Presenting in English.

To claim your 20% on our group courses, you must upload your student card in the enrolment process and your information will be approved by a member of our staff.

Group courses UvA Talen

Tailor-made, personalized courses

Are you more interested in taking private, individualised lessons with one of our language teachers? Look no further - by selecting this option, you are giving yourself the opportunity to learn a language at your own pace while working hard towards reaching your learning goals. Our private courses at UvA Talen are offered in all of our 12 languages, and more upon request.

To claim your discount on tailor-made private courses, leave a remark in the comment section while requesting a quotation. A member of our staff will reach out to you with further information!

Self-guided E-learning programmes

We at UvA Talen also offer an e-learning programme through The Language Academy that is completely self-guided online. With this option, you are following different fictional characters throughout Amsterdam and learning a language at your own pace.

To claim your UvA student discount, send an email to info@thelanguageacademy.nl with a copy of your student card and our staff will get back to you with the next steps!

Official translation services

Are you planning on working abroad and need an official translation on your CV or diploma? Your 20% discount also applies to all of our translation services! You can claim this discount by requesting a translation quote and mentioning that you are a student in the comment section. A member for our translation department will reach out to you via email for further information.