Countries of origin

Germany remains by far the most important country of origin, followed by Italy (2nd), China (3rd), Belgium (4th) and Bulgaria (5th). The United Kingdom has lost its place in the top 5.

For more information on these figures, check out the report How is COVID-19 affecting international students plans to study in the Netherlands?‌ (537.6 kB)

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International students keen to start their studies in the Netherlands in September

24 July 2020
International students are still keen to travel to the Netherlands for their studies, preferably in September as originally planned. However, there are still many uncertainties because of the coronavirus.

Studying in the Netherlands in times of corona

29 June 2020
Now that scholarships have been granted for Short courses and Master’s degree courses starting from September 2020, many students are wondering what COVID-19 means for their study in the Netherlands.