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Nuffic: More internationals in Dutch universities than last year

There are more than 85,955 international students enrolled full-time at a Dutch college or university, which is 11.5% of the total student population on Dutch campuses. This is a slight increase from last year when it was 10.5%, or 76,606 internationals.

This was determined after Nuffic, an organisaton that deals with internationalisation of education, released a study detailing the growth rates of internationals, English programs offered in which fields, and so on. However, this study does not include exchange students.

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

Where are the students coming from and where do they study?

According to NU.nl, Italian students had the strongest increase with 731 students more in the Netherlands than last year. That brings the total to 4,814 Italian students, taking over China with 4,547 students. However, Germany is the largest student population with 22,584 students. We also know that there are more and more students from outside of Europe are opting for a Dutch higher education. Over the last two years, there has been an increase from 25% to 27%. Being a student myself, I know how great the student life here can be!

Most international students opt to enrol in universities (56,169) rather than colleges (29,786). Most of them are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, rather than a master’s.

Are you an international student living here? If you need more information on study financing, scholarships, or finding a place to live, check out our articles! Or are you looking to do an internship alongside your studies? Don’t worry, we got your ambitious goal covered – here’s everything you need to know about a StageStudying abroad in the Netherlands can be pretty great!

Feat image: from Pixabay
Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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