State Examination

The State Examination NT2 is intended for people who are highly educated in their home country and wish to integrate into Dutch society.

What will this course teach you?
You will learn to speak Dutch at level B1 or B2.

About the course

State Examination NT2 I:
Once you complete this course you can participate in education at a secondary vocational level.

State Examination NT2 II:
Once you complete this course can participate in education at a higher professional/academic level.

Moreover, we will also prepare you for two additional exams:

  • The Knowledge of Dutch Society Exam and
  • Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market Exam.

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.




State Examination is given in

• Harderwijk at Westeinde 33

• Zwolle at Rechterland 1

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.