Dutch Higher Education

International Students 'fast-tracked' into prestigious Dutch Research Universities

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has called on the Dutch Ministry of Education to evaluate the way agencies recruit international students for transition-year programmes, which eventually win them a place at Dutch universities, questioning whether that place is legitimately earned.

Wittenborg Lecturer Highlights UAS' Role in Driving International Students to the Netherlands

The phenomenal growth of international students in the Netherlands and the role of universities of applied sciences in attracting them is highlighted by Wittenborg Amsterdam lecturer, Dr Dadi Chen, in an opinion piece he wrote for RNW Media’s Chinese website Helanonline. They cooperate with many Chinese news outlets, including Phenix Media in Hong Kong and KLM magazine.

Wittenborg Voices Concern to Education Minister

As the Dutch Minister of Higher Education prepares to introduce a new policy on internationalisation to parliament this summer, the management of Wittenborg University has written her a letter urging against regulating the number of international students in the Netherlands. In its letter, Wittenborg also raises serious concerns about research universities' disregard for the Dutch binary system in higher education, specifically with regard to entrance requirements for non-EU students, for instance from China and Russia.