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The minor Polish familiarises you with Polish grammar and language basics. You acquire reading and writing skills, and you practice your conversation skills.

Poland: a land on the border between East and West with a turbulent political and cultural history. If you learn the language of this EU state and important trade partner of the Netherlands, you stand out on the job market. In the modules Language Acquisition 1-4 you familiarise yourself with Polish grammar and language basics. You acquire basic auditory, writing, and reading skills, and you practice your conversation skills.

Study Schedule

Semester 1

  • Polish Language acquisition 1 (6 EC)
  • Polish Language acquisition 2 (6 EC)
  • De wereld in talen (Dutch taught, 6 EC)

Semester 2

  • Polish Language acquisition 3 (6 EC)
  • Polish Language acquisition 4 (6 EC)

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year. 

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes.


It is no longer possible to apply for the minor in Polish in the academic year 2020-2021. The maximum number of participants has been reached.

A minor in humanities

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information on the following website:

Feiten & cijfers
Studielast 30 EC,
Voertaal Nederlands , Engels , Taal van de opleiding
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