Increase in international students at universities slows
Students from abroad are in demand because in certain sectors, like the energy transition and digitisation, there is more demand for university-trained experts than Dutch students in training. But the need for international students is at odds with the availability of student housing in some cities.
At the start of the academic year, the housing shortage for students stood at almost 27,000 homes, Kences, the knowledge centre for student housing, reported. According to this organisation, the shortage could rise to nearly 45,000 in the 2029-30 academic year. This year, several universities, including those in Utrecht and Amsterdam, asked international students to change their study plans if they couldn’t find accommodation.
Full report on the NL Times site