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First Admission for Non-native speakers

We have a First Reception for Non-Dutch Speakers (EOA) within our school. Additionally, we have Global College at two other locations.

At our school, we have a First Reception for Non-Dutch Speakers (EOA). This is a special education program for non-native speakers. In this program, you will learn both the Dutch language and culture, as well as other subjects.

View everything you want to know about EOA Here.

Who is this program for?

If your Dutch is not so good, then this program is for you. To attend secondary education, you need to be able to speak Dutch well. Additionally, it is beneficial to become more familiar with Dutch culture if you have recently moved to the Netherlands. The age range of students is between 11 years and 6 months to 16 years.

Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

Learning Dutch is purpose of the EOA. You will be taught by a small team of teachers in your own part of our school. During all lessons, including those about math, Dutch society, or culture, you will learn the Dutch language. To fasten this process, we only speak Dutch in class. It might not be easy at first, but don’t worry, everyone is learning the language, so everyone will face some initial challenges.

Your subjects

In addition to lessons on the Dutch language, subjects such as Arts and Culture, Physical Education & Sports, Humanities, Mathematics, and English are taught. This way, you also get to experience subjects from regular education and discover what you enjoy and what suits you.


The EOA education is divided into three phases:

  1. the extended intake
  2. the initial phase
  3. the intermediate phase

If you follow everything, both the initial and intermediate phases last an average of 1 year.

Find out more via the pages below.


After this program, you can progress to regular secondary education or vocational education (mbo). The duration of the program varies for each student. You can join at any time during the year and follow your own learning path. On average, the program lasts for two years.

Your own mentor

You will always have your own mentor. You and your parent(s)/guardian(s) can ask your mentor any questions about school. During mentor lessons, your mentor will discuss with your class how things are going, homework, school rules, and interactions with each other.


When you feel good, you can learn better! At the EOA, we pay attention to you, so we can quickly identify if you may need extra help. We often assist you ourselves, but sometimes we involve others, such as a psychologist, a remedial teacher, a student counselor, or a coordinator. These might be terms you’re not familiar with, but don’t worry, everything will be taken care of for you if necessary. We always consult with you and your parent(s)/guardian(s). We are open and appreciate discussing matters so that we can provide you with the best possible education together.


Due to a high number of applications, there is currently a waiting list. We do our best to place each student as soon as possible. The application process can only be initiated when the student resides in (the vicinity of) Eindhoven.

You can fill out the registration form on our website. After that, we will contact you for an intake interview.