The world of Sign Language
Sign languages from all around the world demonstrate interesting similarities, but they are not mutually intelligible and differ from each other in significant ways. Interestingly, many of these differences reflect variation also attested in spoken languages. The acquisition of sign languages also shows interesting similarities and differences with the acquisition of spoken languages. The Sign Language Linguistics programme of the University of Amsterdam teaches you general linguistic principles and methods and offers you a wide range of courses in sign languages that address these fascinating topics.
Is Sign Language Linguistics right for you?
Sign Language Linguistics is the ideal programme for you if:
- You are broadly interested in language and sign language specifically.
- You enjoy solving puzzles and problems that require a systematic approach.
- You want to understand how sign languages resemble or differ from spoken languages as well as each other.
- You’d like to learn a sign language yourself.
- You would like to know how sign languages are acquired, and how they function in society.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Language Proficiency Sign Language of the Netherlands
- Sign Linguistics
- Transcription of Sign Languages
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Language Studies Linguistics View 16 other Masters in Language Studies in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students applying to one of our Bachelor’s programmes should hold a Dutch VWO diploma, a HBO propedeuse or a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of these diplomas. If you have foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
- The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, but it is generally higher than in most countries outside Western Europe.
- If you are a non-native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught Bachelor’s programmes.
International9450 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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