University to regulate incoming student numbers
The university is likely to set limits to the numbers of international
students enrolling in Wageningen if the threatened shortage of
accommodation cannot be solved. The executive board has already postponed
the arrival of exchange students next year, but so far no limits have been
set for prospective MSc students, while the shortage of rooms available is
reaching urgent proportions.
Although an accommodation shortage was expected, SSHW is now confronted
with anywhere between 100 and 150 students extra who will require a room in
September. The accommodation office has one thousand rooms reserved for
international students, and this will increase by 200 in 2004. At the
moment that is all SSHW can do, according to vice director Jan Harkema, and
of course the increase in international student numbers has consequences
for Dutch students who also require rooms.
The university has come to the conclusion that it needs a clearer
admissions policy for international students. “We need to set limits,