• Germany has remained the most common country of origin for international degree students throughout this period, although numbers have recently declined. There were 22,775 students from Germany registered at a Dutch higher education institution in 2022, 7% fewer than the year before.
  • Romania moved up the most in this period. Between 2006 and 2022, Romania grew from 27th to 3rd most common country of origin for international degree students.
  • For the first time, Belgium is no longer one of the top 5 countries of origin. In 2022, degree students from Belgium were outnumbered by students from both Spain and Bulgaria.
  • In absolute terms, the number of international degree students from all countries shown in this dashboard has increased between 2006 and 2022.

For more detailed information about all countries of origin, see Countries of origin.

For more data on university degree students coming from abroad to study in the Netherlands in 2022-2023 and an overview of current trends and developments, see our report Incoming degree mobility in Dutch higher education 2022-2023.

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