Integration course

The integration course is intended for foreign-language speakers who can already read and write (in their native language). This course will prepare you for the integration exam.

What will this course teach you?

  • You will learn to speak Dutch at level A2.
  • You will gain Dutch reading, writing and listening comprehension.
  • You will learn about living and working in the Netherlands.

About the course
In general, the course takes 420 hours. Shorter is possible if you wish to finish faster. However you may also choose to continue for longer. We provide a customizable course for everyone.

Why StartCollege?

  • Lessons take place in small groups.
  • You can start at any time.
  • You are given lots of personal attention and training.
  • We fully prepare you for the exam.
  • Completed the integration process? Landstede Group also offers appropriate vocational training.
  • We have years of experience teaching people from countries all over the world.
  • Moreover, you can even borrow a laptop from us, so that you can also study at home.

The costs are € 15.70 per hour. The total costs depend on the expected duration of the course. This is a maximum of 3 years. StartCollege will always send you a price quotation in advance. You can apply for a loan from DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs = Executive Education Agency), part of the Ministry of Education. For more information, please visit

Work Opportunity Certification
Our courses all fall under the Work Opportunity Certification ('Blik op Werk'). In other words, you are guaranteed quality education.



Integration courses are given in

• Harderwijk at Westeinde 33

• Zwolle at Rechterland 1

If there is enough interest, we can also give integration courses at other locations.

Registration and admission

Once you complete your registration, we will invite you for a (free) intake interview and examination. At this stage we will consider the best approach for integration together. Want to register? Please send an email to or call
0800-0245666 (free of charge). Naturally, you may also visit us in person.

Would you like to know more about our courses?

For more information, feel free to contact us at: or
• call the free phone number 0800-0245666 during office hours.