Universities of the Netherlands The value of science: for the generations of tomorrow

Dutch universities are unique because of the intertwining of research, education and innovation. They train much-needed talents of the highest quality; the generations of tomorrow. Even now, our scientists are already translating outcomes of pioneering research into answers to major and current societal issues, for example in the fields of sustainability, AI, safety, data science, education, nitrogen, food security, legal security and health.


Language of instruction universities

Facts & Figures

From the 2016-2017 academic year, UNL has been taking an inventory of the languages in which degree programmes are being taught at universities in the Netherlands. This page brings together all information collected on the languages of instruction.

Number of students 340.700

In total, 340,700 students are registered at Dutch universities – almost 700 students more than the last academic year.

Facts and figures

  • On October 1, 2022, there were 340,179 students enrolled in a bachelor's or master's programme; almost the same as in October 2021.
  • Informatie over de Brexit en de gevolgen daarvan voor (internationale) studenten.
  • Open Access heeft als doel om publiek gefinancierd onderzoek voor iedereen online toegankelijk te maken.