Civic integration course: registering with a DUO loan
Do you live in the Netherlands and want to complete your civic integration process? At Babel you can learn the Dutch language to prepare you to sit the civic integration exam or State exam (NT2). You can fund your Dutch language classes with your DUO loan. We explain everything you need to know below.
COVID-19: Important information
It is important that people going through the integration process continue to learn the Dutch language during this period. During the lockdown, you can take one lesson per week on location in Utrecht. The rest of your lessons will be via Virtual Classroom. It has been decided by the government that distance education (including lessons via virtual classroom) can be paid with a DUO loan. As soon as it is possible, we will fully switch back to teaching on location. This means that you can still enrol for an on-site language course. You can find an overview of all the measures we took in our buildings against the coronavirus here.
How do I enrol?
Information about your DUO loan
1. For whom are the courses at Babel suitable?
Babel focuses on preparing educated students for the exams and the pace at which the content is handled in class is quite fast. Additionally, prospective students should also have a good command of the English language as this language is used as a learning aid at the beginning of the course. During the classes, your teacher will speak Dutch as much as possible. This way you will learn the language even faster.
2. How can you finance your language course with your DUO loan?
Babel has been awarded the Blik op Werk certification. This means that you are allowed to apply for a loan from Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) to finance your Dutch course with Babel. It is important to note that no money will be transferred to your bank account. The way the loan works is that DUO pays the invoices for your course and your exam direct to Babel. Please note: you can only use your DUO loan to pay for Dutch courses before you have taken the integration exam or the state exam NT2. After this, using a DUO loan is no longer possible.
3. When do you start paying back your loan?
Are you an asylum migrant (for example via the UAF) and have you integrated within the last three years? Then you do not have to pay back your loan. Is this not the case? You will then have 10 years to pay back your loan with interest. More information can be found on this page.
Our Dutch courses
Below you can find an overview of our Dutch courses. With these courses you will work towards your civic integration exam or State exam (NT2).
|Course||Lessons||Weeks||Start level||Target level||Price|
|Elementary Dutch (A)||34||18||0||A2||€ 855,-|
|Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A)||34||9||0||A2||€ 855,-|
|Intermediate Dutch (B1)||34||18||A2||B1||€ 855,-|
|Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1)||34||9||A2||B1||€ 855,-|
|Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2)||34||18||B1||B2||€ 855,-|
|Upper-Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B2)||34||9||B1||B2||€ 855,-|
|Preparation course State Exam NT2 I||16||8||B1||B1||€ 520,-|
|Preparation course State Exam NT2 II||8||8||B2||B2||€ 520,-|