International Class at Driestar Christian University, Gouda

DCU 2022

Since 2010 we offer our international class programme. Since then every year we invited students from different cultural backgrounds and views on education to join our local students in discussing education and teaching.Read the experiences in our DCU Magazine!

We would like to invite you to join our ON CAMPUS International Class at Driestar Christian UniversityUniversity for Teacher Education in the Netherlands. Participants meet in our courses to talk about education from different perspectives and to discuss the impact of their (Christian) beliefs on their teaching practice."In the International Class I gained new insights. I used to think that the faults I saw in my students were a sign that they had to change. Now I understand that it is the teacher who is responsible for creating a healthy and safe atmosphere, where students can develop Christian values. It is the teacher who should work on him- or herself, because you cannot teach something you aren’t living."- Julia from UkraineStudents who are studying for a degree in education or graduated teachers are welcome to participate in our International ClassChristian education. The International Class consists of ten students from abroad and ten students of our own university.  It is meant to be a multi-cultural group where we focus on Christian education. This is a 3 month programme on campus in Gouda. An Erasmus+ subsidy is possible in some cases. There may be other sources/scholarships available if you contact Lydia Bor for more information.

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course dates29 August till 17 November 2022
  • Application deadlines:
    • Registration deadline 1: 7 March 2022
    • Registration deadline 2: 1 June 2022 (if places are available)
  • ECTS: 15/20
  • Tuition fee: € 1.195,- (non-Erasmus+)

A unique opportunity for each participant!

  • Education from a distinctly Christian perspective.
  • Crossing cultural borders.
  • Working in cross-cultural teams, teaching practice at Dutch schools.
  • Improving practical skills.
  • Personal development, personal growth.
  • Student guidance.
  • Devotions and social events/excursions.
  • Accommodation is provided next to the university.


For enrollment, conditions for application and student profile visit our website and the Application form.

More information

If you are interested and would like to have more information about our programmes, don’t hesitate to be in contact. We look forward to welcome you in our International Class!

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