Facts and figures
These interactive dashboards show the latest figures and mobility statistics of 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
Of all VET graduates who obtained their diploma in 2016, 7.6% had completed a study related period abroad. Work placements are the most popular form.
International work placements
The top destination countries of outbound VET students doing a registered work placement. The top 5 most popular countries are all European.
Erasmus+ VET students
All Erasmus+ VET students coming to- or going from the Netherlands with an Erasmus+ grant.
Countries of origin
Germany remains by far the most important country of origin, followed by China (2nd), Italy (3rd), Belgium (4th) and the United Kingdom (5th).
Fields of study
Most international degree students study economics & business. Fine arts & liberal arts and sciences have the highest relative shares of international students enrolled.
Regions and universities
Maastricht University enrolls the most international degree students, followed by the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam.
In 2017-18 there were over 12,000 international degree students from countries with a Neso enrolled in the Netherlands.
Dutch degree students abroad
About 2 in every 100 students from the Netherlands study abroad for a full degree programme. Belgium (Flanders), the UK, the US and Germany are the most popular destinations.
The portable government grant and/or loan ('meeneembare studiefinanciering') is an important source of funding for Dutch degree students abroad. They are enrolled in over 80 countries.
Global mobility streams
Over 4.5 million degree students studied abroad in 2016. The US, the UK and other English-speaking countries are the most popular destinations for international degree students.
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.
Stayrates of international graduates
Almost 25% of the international students who studied in the Netherlands still live here 5 years after graduating.