Dutch worldwide

Dutch: a small global language

It sounds crazy, but you can study Dutch in Kiev, and in fact the Dutch programme is quite popular there. Dutch is offered as a main subject or secondary subject at 175 universities in forty countries.

The students enroll because they are interested in the Dutch language and literature, but also because they see that studying Dutch offers them opportunities. For them, Dutch opens up a window on a different world, and sometimes leads to a bright future.

On this page you can read what the Dutch Language Union does for the education of Dutch worldwide:

Support for Dutch language and literature abroad

Key facilities for teachers abroad

To learn Dutch language and literature within the Dutch language area

Summer courses

Dutch in the border regions of Belgium, France and Germany


Database Dutch around the world

Indonesia and South Africa

Frequently asked questions

About the Nederlandse Taalunie

Information in Dutch

1 september 2015