|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist of Dutch Language and Culture)|
|Tuition fee||€2,200.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€150.00 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable!
|Examination fee||€100.00 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a BA degree in the fields of Germanic Studies BA, Specialized in Netherlandistic Studies.
In case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have at least 50 credits in the field of Netherlandistic studies (Linguistics, Literature and Culture) to enter the programme. Transcripts from your bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Dutch: CEFR C1
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
— Secondary school certificate. Notarized copy only on request
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English
Optional documents for admissions
The MA course in Dutch Language and Culture Studies aims to train professionals in Dutch language, as well as Dutch/Flemish literature, culture and history, who are able to use this language on an advanced level, both in writing and speaking (level C2) and use it in their professions. Moreover, they gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch literature, culture and history. The chief objective of the Department of Dutch Studies is to teach and research Dutch language, literature and culture in its complexity. Dutch Studies embraces the language, literature and culture of two countries: the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium. The MA program does not provide teaching qualifications.
Students of Dutch Language and Culture Studies MA will be able to acquire a wide-range education, different skills and knowledge. The course provides specialized Dutch and philological and linguistic studies, language skills on high level, professional knowledge of Dutch literature and culture and insight in literary translation. The MA programme prepares students for starting a PhD programme.
This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in languages, literature, translation, cultural studies, media, intercultural communication and cultural diplomacy. It is especially recommended to those, who are interested in studying the Dutch language, cultures and literatures on academic level.
This program enables students to learn the Dutch language on a professional level, use it in academic writing, as well as everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain in depth knowledge of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in literature, Dutch and Flemish socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of Dutch (phonology, morphology and syntax).
The following subjects are taught in the framework of the Dutch Language and Culture Program:
linguistics: history of the Dutch language, descriptive grammar, lexicology, lexicography, phonetics and phonology of Dutch
the history of literature of the Low Countries from the Middle Ages up to the present time
literary, cultural and translation theory
literary translation practice
the culture and history of the Low Countries
the history of art in the Low Countries
practical language courses: speaking, writing, corresponding, translation
Strength of program
The MA programme in Dutch Language and Culture Studies aims to provide in depth knowledge and skills (language, linguistic, literary and cultural studies) necessary for the philological study of The Netherlands and the Flemish part of Belgium to its graduates. Our programme results in graduates with not only high proficiency in the Dutch language, but also a familiarity with the societies and cultures of the countries where Dutch is spoken as the first language. Our graduates will be familiar with fields and methods of academic research and will be able to meet the requirements of the PhD course.
Students acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be utilised in both private and public-sector establishments.
Level of language proficiency corresponds to C2 level (proficiency) of CEFR. Language of instruction in the courses is Dutch (with the exception of the translation and interpretation courses, where Hungarian is also used).
Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes.
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
In all fields requiring a university degree without specifications of majors: publisher’s houses, proof reading, editing, journalism, book reviews, interpreting, translating, language professionals at multinational companies. Degree holders can continue in PhD programmes requiring a major specific degree.
Graduates of the MA in Dutch Language and Culture Studies are sought in the following fields:
the world of business
the translation of books and periodicals
international relations institutes and think-tanks
agencies responsible for grant applications
local government offices
Editor at publisher’s houses, dailies, journals.
Tourist guide, cultural interpreter.
Interpreter, translator of literary and non-literary texts.
Front and back office professional at multilingual service-centres.
Project manager at government organisations,
Professionals in cultural diplomacy, embassies, cultural centres.
Dutch language teacher