Dutch Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Dutch Studies provides an academic pre-professional education and prepares students for the master’s programme. Special foci are Dutch language acquisition, Dutch linguistics and literature, culture and history of Dutch speaking regions and an occupation-oriented specialisation (translation, Afrikaans or business Dutch).

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 660

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination


Decree on the Discontinuation of the Programme (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Dutch Studies consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), basic modules that aim at the introduction to and the acquisition of basic Dutch language skills, as well as intermediate and advanced modules, which further develop and increase language proficiency and knowledge of linguistics, literature, culture and history. In addition, students of the bachelor’s programme have to complete a project or practical training. Moreover, students have the opportunity to choose alternative groups of compulsory modules that can either take the form of extension curricula or of international track modules (Track II - DCC). To complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Nederlandse literatuur
  • Cultural communication
  • Psycholinguïstiek
  • Interculturality
  • Afrikaans

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The bachelor’s programme prepares students for a career in a wide range of occupational fields. Among others, they can work in the following areas:

  • cultural mediation (particularly between the German speaking and Dutch speaking countries)
  • in the area of foreign languages and cultural management (in the broadest sense)
  • planning and organisation of academic and cultural events
  • public relations
  • administration of institutions in the academic and cultural area (such as archives, libraries, museums, tourism, media)
  • adult education or
  • natural language processing and (machine) translation.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates