There are 31,115 students enrolled at the University of Groningen during the 2018/2019 academic year, but first year enrolment numbers are actually down slightly at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
Translation by Traci White
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that out of 8,000 new first year students at the RUG, 36.9 percent are internationals. Altogether, there are 7,081 international students currently enrolled at one of Groningen’s universities.
There are 1,264 more international students at the RUG this year than last, and international students form 22.8 percent of the total student population in all years. The University of Groningen reports that most of that growth was concentrated in two specific programmes the psychology bachelor (+469) and international business (+226). Both programmes will be applying a numerus fixus cap starting in the next academy year.
At the Hanze, overall enrolment numbers are still rising, but far less dramatically than at the RUG. Dagblad van het Noorden reports that total enrolments are up one percent, but the number of first year students is slightly down this year, with only 7,629 (versus 7,790 in 2017). The university of applied sciences enforces caps on the total number of enrolments in certain programmes, such as nursing and social studies.