Please note that our most recent data from UNESCO are not complete for the year 2019.


  • 20,167 Dutch degree students studied abroad in 2019, up from 17,683 in 2018 (+14.0%).
  • In 2019 there were Dutch degree students registered in 97 foreign countries, up from 94 in 2018 (countries with less than 5 students are not shown in the dashboard).
  • Compared to 2005 (52 countries), the number of destination countries almost doubled in 2019.
  • In the period 2005-2019, the top 3 destination countries always consisted of Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

See the pages Destination institutions for more detailed information and Top 10 destination countries over time for a visualisation of the outgoing mobility.

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