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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)

Master’s programme Ancient Studies: specialisation Ancient Greek or Latin


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: