Interest in studying in the Netherlands has not waned despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study from Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, has shown. The quality offered by the Dutch education system is the biggest drawcard for international students. Nuffic surveyed more than 500 prospective students in March about their plans to come and study in the Netherlands.
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Students who study abroad have a better chance of finding a job. This is according to Dutch recruitment expert Olfertjan Niemeijer, who recently delivered a seminar to bachelor's students at Wittenborg Amsterdam. Niemeijer has almost 30 years of experience in the recruitment business and is the founder of Independent Recruiters.
With the Netherlands earning a third of its gross domestic product (GDP) from foreign trade, internationalisation in its education sector is of paramount importance. This is according to Peter Potman from the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs who was interviewed by Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for the promotion of higher education in the Netherlands. "Dutch companies need people with international experience. If the Netherlands wants to be counted in the world, it needs to internationalise its education," said Potman, acting director-general of foreign economic affairs at the ministry.
The Netherlands continues to be one of the best-ranked study destinations in the world – it is among the Top 5 countries with the highest number of universities in the prestigious 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings published this week. Many of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' staff members graduated from these universities or are currently pursuing post-graduate degrees there.
International students' interest to study in the Netherlands is still huge – and preferably they would like to come to the country at the start of the new academic year in September, a survey by the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education, Nuffic, has shown.
The Netherlands has maintained its position as one of the top study destinations in the world in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Together with Australia, it has the 4th highest number of universities in the Top 200.
The largest education abroad fair of Ukraine ‘Study Abroad’ held over the weekend at Fairmont Grand Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine. Thousands of prospective Ukrainian students attended this fair which was organised by one of our official representatives in Ukraine, Study.ua. There were present over 60 international universities, including Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences participates in many education fairs all-year round in many countries, but in the Netherlands as well. It is an excellent way to gain in-depth information about study programmes and application procedures.
Nuffic, the agency promoting Dutch higher education abroad, held a successful workshop on social media and storytelling with its Study in Holland student ambassadors at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' campus in Apeldoorn recently.
Dutch universities have once again scored well in one of the most influential ranking lists in the world, the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings - with 12 of its 13 universities in the top 200.