Key Figures

Internationalization in Dutch higher education

Holland enjoys a long tradition in education and research. The oldest university was established in 1575.

Students

  • Total enrolment: 562,000 students with men and women in approximately equal numbers
  • Foreign students: 48,500 students (or 3,9% of total student population): 32,500 EU/EEA students (including 7,000 exchange students, 16,000 non-EU/EEA students)

Main source countries of international students

1.    Germany
2.    China
3.    Belgium
4.    Spain
5.    France

Degree cycle of international students

  • 66% bachelor’s degree programmes
  • 33% master’s degree programmes

Popular subject areas

1.    economics
2.    social sciences and law
3.    language sciences and the arts
4.    health care
5.    technology