The Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen has fewer new first-year students than previous years, continuing a trend started last year
Translated by Charlotte Hardy
Fewer Bachelor’s students
This year there are 7542 new freshmen at Hanze, which is 2 percent less than last year. The decrease is mainly due to a lower number of Bachelor’s students: down 4.2 percent.
Despite this, the number of international students has increased, from 862 last year to 962 this year. There is also growth in interest in master’s degree programs (now 354 students) and in the associate degree; a two-year course for MBO students who want to continue their studies (307 students).
Matching the forecasts
According to the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the current figures match its own predicitons. In total more than 30,000 students are enrolled in Hanze.
RUG is growing
Although the growth is less than previous years, the University of Groningen (RUG) is still growing. The university now has 32,765 registered students; an increase of 2.4 percent compared to 2018.