You’re about to begin the Bachelor’s in European Studies. Before starting the programme, you must choose the language which you are going to start learning straight away in the first academic year. But how do you ensure that you make the right choice? We have divided this language selection procedure into 4 clear steps.

  • Overview: what languages can you choose from?

    Students European Studies can choose the following languages:

    • Arabic
    • Bosnisch/Kroatisch/Servisch (taught in Dutch)
    • Dutch (only for English-track students)
    • Catalan
    • Czech
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Modern Greek
    • Hebrew
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Scandinavian
    • Spaans (taught in Dutch)
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
  • Step 1: Watch the video 'Choosing a language'

    Why do you study a language as a European Studies student and how do you make that choice? What languages can you choose from and what do you have to gain from that ultimately? Our lecturer and student will tell you all about it in just a few minutes.  

    Watch the video about choosing a language
  • Step 2: Which language are you interested in? Fill in the questionnaire

    Have you already thought about your own language selection? Some languages are more difficult to learn than others, as a result of which the final level of the languages may differ. You are not allowed to choose your own native language. Fill in the questionnaire via the link below and find out which options suit you best. After completing the questionnaire, choose a maximum of 4 languages about which you would like to have more information during the online language fair on 8 June. 

  • Step 3: Online language fair on 8 June

    Take part in the online language fair on 8 June. During the sessions, the language lecturers will give you more information about the courses and you can ask all your questions. The online language fair will begin at 16:30 and the final round will last until 19:00.

  • Step 4: Deadline of definitive language selection: 25 June

    Do you know which language you will be choosing? If so, please let us know about that by 25 June at the latest via the form below. We will then make sure that you are enrolled in the correct language courses before the new academic year. 

Do you have any questions

The Central Student Service Desk is the first point of contact for general questions about studying at the UvA. You can contact them with questions about choosing a study, enrolment, student grants and loans, accommodation and studying abroad. 

If you have any specific questions about the degree programme, please ask the Education Desk of the Faculty of Humanities. You can ask your question online through the Digital Student Service Desk.