Facts and figures
These interactive dashboards show the latest trends and insights into internationalisation in Dutch education.
An overview of the number of schools offering bilingual secondary education in the Netherlands per province, in the school year 2017-2018.
VET students abroad
The number of VET students who graduated in 2015 and who spent time abroad during their studies.
International work placements
The top destination countries of outbound VET students doing a registered work placement. The top 5 are all European.
Erasmus+ VET students
The top destination countries for VET students from the Netherlands who go abroad with the Erasmus+ programme.
International degree students
For 2017-18, almost 90,000 internationally mobile students from 162 different nationalities enrolled in an accredited programme in public higher education in the Netherlands.
Countries of origin
Germany remains by far the most important country of origin, and China remained in its 2nd position, with almost 22,200 students.
Fields of study
The largest numbers of international students study Economy & Business. At research universities Human & Social Sciences is at #2, at universities of applied sciences Engineering is #2.
Maastricht University is in the lead with almost 9,000 international students in 2017-18. Groningen and Erasmus Rotterdam are the fastest-growing in numbers of international students.
The universities in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Rotterdam and Groningen have the most international degree students enrolled.
In 2017-18 a combined total of 12,040 students from the 11 countries with a Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) were enrolled as in Dutch higher education.
Dutch degree students abroad
Find out how many Dutch students go abroad for a full degree programme and how many of them take their grants and loans with them. Compare these to the entire Dutch student population.
Which institutions are most popular among Dutch students going abroad for a degree programme? And did they go for a bachelor's or master's programme?
Global mobility streams
Find out which countries send most students abroad to study and which countries received most international students.
Global mobility compared
Which of these European countries has most international students compared to their student population? And who sends most students abroad?
See which fields of study were popular among Dutch graduates who went abroad during their study programmes and how this trend has developed over the years.
Erasmus+ higher education students mobility
Discover where Dutch students go for an Erasmus exchange, either for a study programme or an internship.
Erasmus+ staff mobility
Teaching and research staff can use the Erasmus+ programme to gain work experience abroad. Find out who goes where.