Which Dutch universities are attractive to master students, and which aren’t? According to information recently released by the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO), Wageningen University is relatively good at attracting bachelor graduates.
Source: Resource/HOP (in Dutch)
Last year, Dutch universities awarded over 33 thousand bachelor degrees. Most of these graduates decided to pursue a master's degree at a university in the Netherlands. They were joined by several thousand international students and students from Dutch Universities of Applied Science*. In 2013, more than 40,000 students enrolled in master’s programme at a university in the Netherlands.
On average, the number of master students in the Netherlands is 23% higher than the number of bachelor degrees that have been awarded by Dutch universities. This means that a comparison can be made: which universities do relatively well, and which universities are below the 23% average?
Compared to other universities in the Netherlands, Wageningen University is relatively good at attracting bachelor graduates. In Wageningen, the ratio of master students v.s. bachelor degrees awarded was more than 2:1. This means that the university welcomes twice as many master students as it has bachelor graduates, thereby outdoing all other universities in the Netherlands by far.
*The Dutch distinguish between two different types of universities: research universities (such as Wageningen University) and universities of applied science. You can learn more about the difference between these two at StudyInHolland.nl.