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Studyportals International Student Satisfaction Awards 2016 – Netherlands


Also this year, many students have reviewed their experiences of studying at a different university. Based on these reviews, Studyportals has created the International Student Satisfaction Awards. These awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe.

Many students that went to study in The Netherlands have shared their experience. A total of 484 students left a review of their experience in The Netherlands, with an overall satisfaction grade of 8.7, ranking 18th in this year’s award session! 40 different schools have been reviewed, of which 9 universities are awarded. A university is eligible for an award when having an average student satisfaction of at least 8 out of 10 based on a minimum of 20 reviews.

Unlike university rankings, Studyportals’ International Student Satisfaction Awards are based on thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe. We created three award categories to distinguish between levels of satisfaction:

  • Award for Very Good International Student Satisfaction: at least 8.0 out of 10
  • Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction: between 9.0 and 9.4 out of 10
  • Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction: at least 9.5 out of 10

9 Dutch universities received an award:

Reviews Score Award
Radboud University 26 9+ Excellent
University of Groningen 44 9+ Excellent
VU University Amsterdam 66 9+ Excellent
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 22 8+ Very good
Leiden University 25 8+ Very good
Maastricht University 37 8+ Very good
TU Delft 24 8+ Very good
University of Amsterdam 29 8+ Very good
Wageningen University 23 8+ Very good

What international students say about studying in The Netherlands:

The process-driven, brutally honest Dutch culture and its people have helped me to grow and inspired me to become better at what I am good at. If you are longing for a life-changing experience like mine, do consider this unconventional but prestigious study environment as one of your choices.

For more information on this year’s results of the Student Satisfaction awards and more country reports, visit the main award page. 



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