Dutch Summer Program - Call for Applications

December 13, 2018

Dutch language-course in May-June 2019 at Columbia University for Graduate Students (tuition-free)

Applications are invited for a month-long course in modern Dutch, early modern Dutch/paleography, and archival research in Amsterdam/The Hague*, each section of which can be taken separately. The course is free-of-charge. Funding has been provided through the Nederlandse Taalunie and the University of Amsterdam.

The course has three distinct sections (see list below), and students may apply to any or all three (with the exception that students cannot apply to only the third section in the Netherlands). A single letter of application will suffice for any section(s) of the course, but applicants should be sure to include the appropriate supporting materials for the particular section(s) of the course to which application is being made. Applicants are requested to clearly state which sections they are applying to, by stating it in boldface on the letter of purpose.

  • Two weeks of Modern Dutch for Reading Knowledge [Week I & II (5/28 - 5/31 & 6/3 - 6/6)]
  • One week of 17th-century Dutch/paleography [Week III (6/10 -6 /13)]
  • One week archival workshop in the Netherlands [Week IV (6/17 - 6/20)]

*Participants in the Archival Week must make arrangements for their own accommodations and flight.

Travel expenses within the country may be covered depending on funding.


To read more about the application and to see the full list of prerequisites, please view the complete call for applications here.