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.

اضغط هنا من أجل الترجمة للعربية.

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?

Click here if this is the first time you have registered for a course at Babel

Follow the steps below:

  1. Apply for a loan from DUO. You will receive a confirmation letter from DUO within a few weeks of your application. This will state your maximum loan amount.
  2. Once you have received a letter from DUO in which a loan has been granted (example), you can make an appointment online for an interview with a teacher from Babel. During the intake interview, the teacher will explain Babel’s working method and together you will see whether Babel is the right school for you.
    If you want to register for a course at Intermediate (B1) level or higher, you must take an entry test online prior to the intake interview.
  3. The intake interview takes about 20 minutes. If the outcome of the intake interview is that you are going to take a course at Babel, you and the teacher will decide which of our courses is right for you.
  4. You can register online immediately after the intake interview.
  5. You must sign the course contract online. You will receive an email with a request to sign the contract.
  6. If you would like to follow classes online, in the same email you will receive a request for your permission to follow the course via the Virtual Classroom. We would like to ask you to answer yes or no.
  7. You must send a copy of your DUO letter to info@babel.nl. Your registration is now final. The money is paid directly to Babel by DUO.
Click here if you have already followed a course at Babel

Follow the steps below:

  1. a. Register for your desired follow-up course via this online form.
    Please note that you may only register for a follow-up course if you have completed the previous course with good results (this is checked by our administration).
    b. When registering, choose “DUO loan”.
    c. When registering, indicate that Babel will order the necessary books for you (so that these can also be reimbursed by DUO).
  2. You will immediately receive a course contract by email. Read the contract carefully and return it signed within one working week to contract@babel.nl.
  3. You are only registered after we have received your course contract. If we do not receive it fully signed and within one working week, your registration will lapse.
  4. Within one working week, you will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. You can accept the invoice for the course on inburgeren.nl within one working week after the last day of class.
  5. Your registration is now final. The money is paid directly to Babel by DUO

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).

CourseLessonsWeeksStart levelTarget levelPrice Virtual ClassroomPrice on-site classes
Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A)3490A2€ 745,-€ 845,-
Elementary Dutch (A)34180A2€ 745,-€ 845,-
Intermediate Dutch: Intensive course (B1)349A2B1€ 745,-€ 845,-
Intermediate Dutch (B1)3418A2B1€ 745,-€ 845,-
Preperation course State Exam NT2 I168B1B1€ 454,-€ 515,-
Upper-Intermediate Dutch: Intensive course (B2)349B1B2€ 745,-€ 845,-
Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) 3418B1B2€ 745,-€ 845,-
Preperation course State Exam NT2 II88B2B2€ 445,-€ 515,-

Questions?

Please feel free to contact our Service Desk. You can contact them via email (info@babel.nl) or phone (030 227 0008).