News - November 24, 2016

Students are still leaving home, especially in Wageningen

Hoger Onderwijs Persbureau

Dutch students are still leaving home, with or without a basic grant. Especially Wageningen students. This is apparent from the latest guide to universities, the Keuzegids.

In Wageningen 90 percent of university students move into student accommodation. After Wageningen come Groningen, Maastricht and Enschede. It is a different picture at VU Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam: fewer than 60 percent of their students live independently. There was a lot of concern in September when student housing associations announced that many young people are staying at home in response to the new student loan system. There was disbelief from university towns: they had not noticed this at all. The figures in the Keuzegids back them up.