Dutch universities are expecting record numbers of international students when the new academic year starts in September, the Dutch financial daily Het Financieel Dagblad (FD) reported this week. The paper even talks of an “explosion” of first year students from abroad. Technical studies and International Business Administration (IBA) programmes in particular are proving popular.
Being jobless in the future seems to be the biggest worry for undergraduates, a quick survey among 170 international students at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences has revealed. Fear of unemployment outranks the fear of terrorism, climate change, war, racism or even debt.
The United Nations has four offices in Vienna. Students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' Vienna campus recently visited them as part of Project Week activities.
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The number of international students in the Netherlands has risen by almost 20% in the 2015-16 academic year, boosting the country's overall student population to a new record of 258 054.