Funding for studying Dutch abroad

Article 5.f of the Treaty on the Union for the Dutch Language states that the Union for the Dutch Language (Nederlandse Taalunie) promotes the tuition of the Dutch language, Dutch literature and Dutch cultural history abroad.

As a part of this, the Union for the Dutch Language supports Dutch studies abroad by means of grants and other instruments. These grants promote professionalism in Dutch tuition and studies in higher education abroad.

The grants are allocated according to an established system.

The Union for the Dutch Language distinguishes:

A. Funding for Dutch in the border regions
Dutch is spoken in many parts of Belgium's French-speaking community, in northern France and in the German border region, and it is also offered as a subject at primary and secondary schools and in adult education. The Union for the Dutch Language provides funding for such classes in cooperation with local authorities.
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B. Funding for Dutch at universities abroad
The Dutch Language Union offers funding to institutes of higher education abroad that offer Dutch as a major or minor subject.

B1. Support for departments of Dutch:

Basic grant
Allowance for language assistants
Local salary top-up allowance
Guest author programme
Workshops on literary translation
Project grant

B2. Support for academic networks

Working grant
Lecturer seminar grant
Visiting lecturer schemes
Colloquia for doctoral Students (DoHa)
Summer courses on location
Other activities

B3. Research outside the Dutch-language area

Scholarship fund

B4. New departments of Dutch

Guidelines for new departments