Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 10:55
Dozens of university courses to scrap enrollment quota next year
Dutch universities are scrapping enrollment quotas on a massive 45 percent of their HBO-courses for the next academic year, according to the Keuzegids hbo 2017. That is dozens of courses. A fixed enrollment quota means that only a limited number of students will be allowed to follow the course. If more students apply, those who get to follow the course are usually randomly drawn, according to NU.nl. But a change in law means that this is no longer allowed next year. In future, courses allowing a limited number of students will have to select their students themselves. Registration for that selection closes on January 15th. The Keuzegids indicates which courses are dropping their enrollment quota and which still have one. Most of the courses that still have a fixed quote are paramedical courses, like nursing and physiotherapy. The guide also compares over 1,200 courses in each discipline. Courses are rated on academic achievement and student satisfaction, among other things.