Foto van drie studenten in een klaslokaal met twee laptops voor zich.
Foto van drie studenten in een klaslokaal met twee laptops voor zich.

Intensive NT2 summer course for German students, PhD candidates and lecturers

Are you from Germany, and will you be starting at Radboud University or another Dutch university as a student, PhD candidate or staff member next September? With our intensive NT2 summer course for German speakers, you can raise your Dutch to B2 level at lightning speed, for a smooth start in the Netherlands.


    Who is it for? 

    This course is intended for prospective German-speaking students, regular students, PhD candidates and staff members who: 

    • are native German speakers, and: 
    • are studying, working or will start doing so at a Dutch university 

    Level: from 0 to B2 (CEFR)


    You will take the RU-Nt2 exam at the end of the course. Radboud University recognises this exam as an official replacement for the Second Language NT2, Programme II. Are you studying at another university? Check with your university whether they also recognise this exam. 

    Please note: you will only be allowed to take the exam if you have at least an 80% attendance rate.

    Frequently asked questions (in German)

    Starting date

    24 June 2024, 9 am
    You will have 4 hours of classes every workday for 5 weeks. The course’s end date is Thursday 25 July 2024. There is no class on 19 July 2024. The exams are on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 July. The resit is on Wednesday 7 August.
    100% or 50% for students and staff
    Educational method
    Main Language
    Number of sessions
    Maximum number of participants


    Type of education

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    Course materials

    • Contact! nieuw - deel 1 (0-A1) student bundle
    • Contact! nieuw - deel 2 (A1-A2) student bundle
    • A dictionary (NL-DE and DE-NL)
      Note: You are only allowed to use the following dictionary during the exam: Van Dale woordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal (ISBN 9789460775680)

    Course materials are not included in the course fee.

    Other course materials

    We will use textbooks and licenses during the first two weeks of the course. After that, we will use handouts (digital and physical) (Course material A2-B2 and practice exams B2). You will receive these handouts during the course. The cost of these handouts is included in the course fee.

    Ordering course materials


    Do you live in the Netherlands?

    Then you can order your textbooks and licences as a package deal from the publisher Intertaal:
    Contact! nieuw 1 Student (bundle) - Intertaal (ISBN 9789463926782) 
    Contact! nieuw 2 Student (bundle) - Intertaal (ISBN 9789463926881)

    Do you live in Germany?

    Option 1:

    You can order your textbooks and licences as a package deal from Intertaal (see above). However, delivery times may be longer and shipping costs may be higher.

    Option 2:
    You can also order your textbooks from Klett Sprachen in Germany:
    Textbook + Work book Contact! nieuw 1 (ISBN 978-3-12-528751-8) 
    Textbook + Workbook Contact! nieuw 2 (ISBN 978-3-12-528753-2) 

    Register now


    • Regular fee: €995,-
    • Prospective Bachelor’s students: €995,- > free of charge
      You initially have to pay 100% yourself. Have you completed the first year of your Bachelor’s programme (BSA)? You are then entitled to a 100% refund.
    • Other RU students: €497.50 (50% discount)
      Are you not yet registered for a study programme, or have you only signed up for pre-registration? You then first pay 100% of the language course yourself (€995). Once you are registered via Studielink, send your proof of registration to Radboud in'to Languages: info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl) stating ‘Korting Intensieve Taalcursus Duitsers’ (Discount Intensive Language Course German); you will then receive a 50% refund.
    • RU and Radboudumc employees: free of charge (providing they meet the conditions of the language policy discount scheme).

    Register now