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Languages at the UvA

Classical languages (Greek and Latin) at the UvA

The University of Amsterdam offers a complete Bachelor's programme in the classical languages. You can also choose from a range of modules to learn Ancient Greek and Latin.

Bachelor's programme

Bachelor’s Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur (taught in Dutch)


You can choose to following electives to learn Ancient Greek or Latin:

From beginner level:

  • Basiscursus Grieks 1 and 2 (taught in Dutch)
  • Basiscursus Latijn 1 and 2 (taught in Dutch)

From intermediate level*:

  • Latijn 1a, 1b, 2 (taught in Dutch)
  • Grieks 1a, 1b, 2 (taught in Dutch)

* Entry requirements: Dutch VWO-diploma with Greek and/or Latin or equivalent, or ‘basiscursus 1+2’ (see above) passed

Please visit the UvA Course Catalogue for a detailed overview of our modules:


Interested in a different ancient language? The UvA also offers modules on Akkadian: