Dutch universities announce intention to decrease number of international students

Dutch universities have announced their intention to implement measures to decrease the number of international students.

This announcement follows a call amid increasing political pressure, from the Dutch House of Representatives for both the government and higher education institutions to develop a plan with specific measures aimed at reducing the proportion of English-taught courses

The Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), representing the collective interests of Dutch universities, emphasized the importance of internationalization but acknowledged that the growing population of overseas students was posing challenges. These challenges include inadequate student housing and potential impacts on the accessibility and quality of education.