Record foreign student numbers at technology universities

The number of foreign students doing engineering and technical degrees in the Netherlands has never been higher, with one in three masters students at four institutions coming from abroad, writes Senay Boztas for

According to the Financieele Dagblad, figures released from international education body Nuffic show that in the 2017-18 academic year, one in three masters degree students at the universities of Delft, Wageningen, Eindhoven and Enschede comes from abroad. The total number of degree students has risen from 3,751 in 2006 to more than 12,000 in the current academic year, with particularly high numbers from Germany, China and India.

Anne Lutgerink, a spokesperson for Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, told that while foreign students are commonly charged higher fees at English and American universities, this has not necessarily been the case in the Netherlands. She said the number of students at technical universities in general, both Dutch and international, has risen after campaigns to fill jobs in these areas – but that the amount of money from government still comes from the same pot.
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