Dutch Academic Writing

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Course information

The course Dutch Academic Writing is suitable for students at universities and universities of applied science who have difficulty writing academic texts. You must already have a high level of Dutch proficiency: you should be a native or near-native speaker of Dutch.

During this course, you will learn to write clear academic texts. The skills you will learn will prove useful throughout your studies, which makes the course especially suitable for students who have just started and are struggling to write essays and papers. However, the course can also be taken as preparation for writing a thesis.

After completing the course Dutch Academic Writing, you will be able to write clear, accurate and appealing texts that meet the requirements set for academic writing. You will learn to formulate a central question and sub questions and to structure your answer effectively. You will learn to divide the writing process into different stages, enabling you to write academic texts more quickly and effectively.

Throughout the course, you will gain plenty of practice in order to improve your writing skills: you will write an academic text of 1,000 to 1,200 words, immediately applying in practice what you have learnt. This article will be assessed at the end of the course.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: online test, intake interview, written assignment

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

Course material

Handboek academisch schrijven, € 40

The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.

Schedule and registration

This course can also be taken as an intensive summer course.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
15 Jul 2019 26 Jul 2019 09:00 - 11:00 20 620 Enrol NOW!
12 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019 09:00 - 11:00 20 620 Enrol NOW!
Thursdays 03 Oct 2019 05 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:00 20 620 Enrol NOW!