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About the Netherlands

In addition to being a leading destination country for international students, the Netherlands also sends a sizeable number of its tertiary students abroad. The majority of international students come from Europe. German students account for 30% of all international enrollment in the Netherlands. The second leading sending country is China, which sent 5,700 students in 2011/12.


Fast Facts: the Netherlands

  • There were over 87,000 international students in Dutch higher education in 2011/12.
  • The top five places of origin in 2011/12 were Germany, China, Belgium, Spain and France.
  • Nuffic is an independent, non-profit organization that supports internationalization in higher education and research in the Netherlands.

Source: Nuffic


Places of Origin of International Students in the Netherlands, 2011-12

Top 10 places of origin of International Students in Netherlands in 2010-2011 

Source: Nuffic

Definitions

Private Higher Education Institution in the Netherlands: There are some private institutions, but the large majority of students studies at public institutions. The answers in this survey refer to the public institutions.

International Student in the Netherlands: Students with another nationality than Dutch nationality

Student from the Netherlands studying internationally: Students with Dutch nationality in another country

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