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The minor Polish familiarises you with Polish grammar and language basics. You acquire reading and writing skills, and you practice your conversation skills.

Poland: a land on the border between East and West with a turbulent political and cultural history. If you learn the language of this EU state and important trade partner of the Netherlands, you stand out on the job market. In the modules Language Acquisition 1-4 you familiarise yourself with Polish grammar and language basics. You acquire basic auditory, writing, and reading skills, and you practice your conversation skills.

Doing a language minor takes a considerable amount of effort. Beside attending the intensive lectures, you will also spend ample time on self-study and on the preparation of tests related to vocabulary, listening skills and grammar, even if you have prior knowledge of the language.

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. 

Study Schedule

  • Polish Language acquisition 1
    Period 1
  • Polish Language acquisition 2
    Period 2
  • Restricted-choice electives
    Period 3

    Choose from: - De wereld in talen - The World in Languages

  • Polish Language acquisition 3
    Period 4
  • Polish Language acquisition 4
    Period 5
UvA Course Catalogue: Minor Polish

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. 

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes. 

Master's programme

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in European Studies (Identity and Integration or East European Studies), Linguistics (Language, Literature and Education) or Literary Studies (Literature, Culture and Society). Always check the entry requirements on the Application and Admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.


It is no longer possible to register for this minor in the academic year 2023-2024.

Facts & Figures
30 ECTS,
Language of instruction
Dutch, English, Language of the study programme
Starts in
University Quarter