Different inburgering exams

1. Basisexamen inburgering

A1

The Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad (Basisexamen Inburgering in het buitenland) needs to be taken before you apply for the mvv (long-stay visa):

  • About Dutch language & society
  • Needs to be taken abroad
  • Level exam: A1
  • Costs exam: € 150,00

2. Inburgering exam

A2

The Civic Integration Examination (Inburgeringsexamen) needs to be passed within 3 years after arriving in The Netherlands:

  • About Dutch language, society & labour market
  • Needs to be taken at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Level exam: A2
  • Total costs all exams: € 290,00

3. Staatsexamen NT2 I

B1

The first State Exam Dutch as a Second Language NT2 (Staatsexamen NT2 I) is a national proficiency exam for the B1 level and recognised by the Dutch government:

  • Language proficiency exam
  • Needs to be taken at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Level exam: B1
  • Total costs all exams: € 180,00

4. Staatsexamen NT2 II

B2

The second State Exam Dutch as a Second Language NT2 (Staatsexamen NT2 I) is a national proficiency exam for the B2 level and recognised by the Dutch government:

  • Language proficiency exam
  • Needs to be taken at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Level exam: B2
  • Total costs all exams: € 180,00

1. Basisexamen Inburgering in het buitenland

 

If you would like to apply for a mvv (long-stay visa to live with your partner or spouse in The Netherlands), you first need to pass for the The Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad (Basis examen Inburgering in het buitenland).

  • Level needed: A1
  • Type of exam: computer exam
  • Location: in your country of origin
  • Costs: € 150,00

 

Content of the exam

The Basic Civic Integration Examination Abroad consists of three parts:
1. KNS (Knowledge of the Dutch society)
2. Speaking
3. Reading

Location of the exam

You must take the examination at the Dutch embassy, consulate or agency in your country of origin or prolonged stay.

Type of exam

It is a computer exam. You will hear the questions through a headset and you must speak your answers into the attached microphone.

How to prepare?

First you will need to reach the Dutch A1 level. After reaching the A1 level, we advise you to prepare yourself for the exam. We offer the following courses and packages for this:

  • Dutch beginners course A1:

    35 hours | 7 weeks
    € 550,00 + the book Van Start (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Exam preparation course:

    Online course + 3 hours of 1-on-1 online sessions
    € 195,00 | Duration: flexible
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  • Package deal:

    Dutch beginners course A1 + Exam preparation course
    € 719,00 | Duration: 8 weeks
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2. Inburgering exam

 

When you have a residence permit, you will need to pass the Civic Integration Exam (Inburgeringsexamen) within 3 years.

  • Level needed: A2
  • Type of exam: written & computer based examination
  • Location: at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Costs: € 290,00 in total

 

Contents of the exam

The Civic Integration Examination consists of seven parts:
1. Participation Statement
2. Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market (ONA)
3. Reading
4. Listening
5. Writing
6. Speaking
7. Knowledge of Dutch Society

Apart from the Participation Statement and the Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market (ONA), all parts can be taken at once.

The Participation Statement needs to be signed at the municipality. The ONA is a separate exam, which consists of assignments and a final interview (or a 64-hour ONA course).

Location of the exam

You must take the examination (apart from the Participation Statement and the ONA) at one of the 6 central exam locations in The Netherlands:
– Amsterdam
– Rotterdam
– Eindhoven
– Rijswijk
– Utrecht
– Zwolle

Type of exam

The parts Reading, Listening, Speaking and Knowledge of Dutch Society will be examined on a computer. For the Writing part you will use pen and paper.

How to prepare?

First you will need to reach the Dutch A2 level. After reaching the A2 level, we advise you to prepare yourself for the exam. We offer the following courses and packages for this:

  • Dutch beginners course A1:

    35 hours | 7 weeks
    € 550,00 + the book Van Start (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Dutch courses A2 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Opmaat (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Exam preparation (group course):

    Online course + 12-hour group course
    € 235,00 | Duration: 6 weeks
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  • Exam preparation (private course):

    Online course + 10-hour private course
    € 540,00 | Duration: flexible
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  • Package deal I (for beginners):

    Dutch beginners course A1 + Duch A2 courses + Exam preparation course
    € 1.614,00 | Duration: 8 months
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  • Package deal II (for A1 level):

    Duch A2 courses + Exam preparation course
    € 1.077,00 | Duration: 6 months
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3. Staatsexamen I (B1)

 

The State Exam NT2 I (Staatsexamen I) is the national proficiency exam for the level B1, for non-native speakers who want to study or work in The Netherlands. The exam is officially recognised by the government.

  • Level needed: B1
  • Type of exam: computer based examination
  • Location: at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Costs: € 180,00 in total

 

Contents of the exam

The State Exam NT2 I (B1) consists of four parts:
1. Reading
2. Listening
3. Writing
4. Speaking

Location of the exam

You must take the examination at one of the 6 central exam locations in The Netherlands:
– Amsterdam
– Rotterdam
– Eindhoven
– Rijswijk
– Utrecht
– Zwolle

Type of exam

All the aspects will be examined on a computer.

How to prepare?

First you will need to reach the Dutch B1 level. After reaching the B1 level, we advise you to prepare yourself for the exam. We offer the following courses and packages for this:

  • Dutch beginners course A1:

    35 hours | 7 weeks
    € 550,00 + the book Van Start (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Dutch courses A2 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Opmaat (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Dutch courses B1 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Sprong (€ 42,00)
    Go to course

  • Exam preparation (private course):

    10-hour private course
    € 540,00 | Duration: flexible
    Go to course

  • Package deal (for A2 level):

    Duch B1 courses + Exam preparation private course
    € 1.380,00 | Duration: 5 months
    Go to package

3. Staatsexamen II (B2)

 

The State Exam NT2 II (Staatsexamen II) is the national proficiency exam for the level B2, for non-native speakers who want to study or work in The Netherlands. The exam is officially recognised by the government.

  • Level needed: B2
  • Type of exam: computer based examination
  • Location: at a central exam location in The Netherlands
  • Costs: € 180,00 in total

 

Contents of the exam

The State Exam NT2 II (B2) consists of four parts:
1. Reading
2. Listening
3. Writing
4. Speaking

Location of the exam

You must take the examination at one of the 6 central exam locations in The Netherlands:
– Amsterdam
– Rotterdam
– Eindhoven
– Rijswijk
– Utrecht
– Zwolle

Type of exam

All the aspects will be examined on a computer.

How to prepare?

First you will need to reach the Dutch B2 level. After reaching the B1 level, we advise you to prepare yourself for the exam. We offer the following courses and packages for this:

  • Dutch beginners course A1:

    35 hours | 7 weeks
    € 550,00 + the book Van Start (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Dutch courses A2 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Opmaat (€ 42,00)
    Go to morning | evening | intensive course

  • Dutch courses B1 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Sprong (€ 42,00)
    Go to course

  • Dutch courses B2 (divided in two parts):

    30 hours | 6 weeks (per part)
    € 475,00 per part + the book De Finale (€ 42,00)
    Go to course

  • Exam preparation (private course):

    10-hour private course
    € 540,00 | Duration: flexible
    Go to course

  • Package deal (for B1 level):

    Duch B2 courses + Exam preparation private course
    € 1.380,00 | Duration: 5 months
    Go to package

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