Courses for the General Public

Throughout the year, NVIC offers courses that are open to the general public. The following courses are now open for registration: Intensive Beginner's Course Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Survival Arabic Group Lessons.

Weekly Lectures & Films

The NVIC organises weekly lectures (on Thursday) and films (on Sunday) on a variety of subjects. After a quiet summer break we will recommence our film and lecture programme on 9 October, 2016. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back!


3-8 December 2016 Workshop: "Islamic Studies in the West: An interdisciplinary perspective"

In collaboration with the Islamic and Arabic Studies department at the University of Utrecht, the NVIC is pleased to invite Al-Azhar alumni and research staff members to apply for the workshop: " Islamic Studies in the West: An interdisciplinary Perspective " from 3-8 December 2016 at the institute. The workshop brings together academics from Dutch universitites and Al-Azhar University to explore the current interdisciplinary features of Islamic Studies in the West. The programme seeks to enhance dialogue between academic colleagues and young researchers by creating a forum where scholarly issues in the field of Islamic Studies, history and civilisation can be discussed.

Cleveringa-lecture & seminar: November 27

On 27 November our institute, with the generous support of the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, will organise its yearly Cleveringa-lecture. A seminar/conference during the day is organised in cooperation with professor Dr Petra Sijpesteijn of Leiden University. The topic of the seminar is " Informal requests for support and mediation (on paper and/or papyrus) in Egypt (from Roman times until the Ottoman era) ". We have invited a number of excellent scholars from Egypt and abroad to contribute and most have promised to present a paper on this topic. We look forward to an interesting day! The programme of the day will be announced on this website in due course. The Cleveringa-lecture itself will this year be read by professor Sijpesteijn.

Accommodation available

The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo offers accommodation to researchers, staff and students of the affiliated Dutch and Flemish universities.