NL wants to keep international students

The Dutch universities attract a large percentage of international students to study. More than 80,000 students in Holland come from outside of the country.

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But many students leave the Netherlands after graduating, either due to the difficulties in finding work, or immigration and work visa problems. The Dutch government joined industry, organisations, and educational institutions to increase efforts to help more international students remain in the country after graduating, said citing as a source.

Studies show around 70% of international students that are studying in the Netherlands would like to remain in the country after finishing their programme. However, about only 27% of them actually are able to do this.

In the Netherlands, scholarships and grants will be increased by both institutions and industries to help attract more international students.