Accelerated path to the integration exams
July 1, 2021

If you're a non-EU citizen looking to obtain permanent residence or Dutch nationality in the Netherlands, you're probably aware of the requirement to pass the integration exams. These exams can seem complex and time-consuming to many test takers. However, there is now a much simpler solution available with the new self-study courses offered by

Streamlined online self-study courses

Bart Nawijn, a Dutch teacher at BN Language Academy, recognized the common challenges faced by students preparing for the integration exams. He identified three major difficulties:

  1. Cost and time commitment: The preparation process can be expensive and time-consuming.
  2. Balancing daily activities: It's hard to find time for studying alongside other responsibilities.
  3. Effective study methods: Many test takers are unsure of the best way to study for the exams.

To address these issues, Bart developed an online course that eliminates the need for physical books or teachers. offers online courses for all language exams (speaking, writing, listening, reading) and will soon include a course for the KNM (knowledge of Dutch society) exam.

Can you succeed through self-study alone?

It's a common question, and you're not alone in asking it. Many people believe that attending fixed lessons with a teacher is necessary to pass the exams. However, this is not entirely true. Numerous students have successfully passed their exams using the guided self-study courses provided by While the courses don't involve classroom instruction, there are informative videos to guide you through each exam. In addition, students receive study schedules to help them navigate the courses. If you encounter any difficulties, professional teachers are available to assist you via email.

Feedback from students

Bart has received positive feedback from users of Students have expressed their satisfaction with the online courses, and some have attributed their exam success to the platform. Since its launch in late 2020, the website has already helped over 1000 students prepare for the A2 language exam. Here are a few testimonials from students:

  • Manivannan Kumar (39) from India found the course helpful as a beginner and recommended it to friends.
  • Tarik Mallouili (39) from Morocco felt more confident after using the course and noticed similarities between the practice questions and the actual exams.
  • Melissa Groot (50) from Malaysia appreciated the flexibility of the courses, as she had other family responsibilities. She also found the courses to be affordable, with a money-back guarantee.

Higher language requirements in 2022

Not all students on Bart's course are legally obligated to integrate. Some choose to pursue integration for the increased freedom and security that come with the right to live in the Netherlands. Integration also offers benefits such as access to social assistance and lower tuition fees at Dutch universities. As of January 2022, inburgering applicants will be required to demonstrate a higher level of language proficiency (B1). Consequently, proactive applicants are enrolling in integration exams to meet these upcoming requirements as soon as possible.


Within 45 days I passed all exams.

This is probably the best course. I am happy to inform that within 45 days I passed all exams. The best part is when KNM course was added. It helped immensely reduce the preparation time from many months to a few days. I highly recommend this course.


It's better than spending lots of money on classes.
The course is very very good, friendly to study alone. In fact it's better than spending lots of money on classes. I passed my exam and I would not have been able to without the course. Thank you guys.


Highly recommended!

Great course. The content is presented in a way that motivates you to keep going. The content and exercises are very well aimed to complete the integration exam. If you have questions, you send an email and get a very quick answer. Highly recommended!