National Student Survey: UM scored well with regard to internationalisation
Just like last year, students were generally quite positive about the Maastricht University (UM) study programmes. Fourteen of the seventeen themes showed increased appreciation compared to last year, with UM doing particularly well and scoring above average with regard to the new theme of 'internationalisation'. The theme that all UM students were very positive about was group size. Maastricht University had the highest response rate of all Dutch universities: 7549 Maastricht students completed the survey. The score they gave for 'degree programme in general' was 4.11, slightly better than last year's 4.10. The youngest UM study programme, University College Venlo, received the highest score, yielding a shared first place as most highly appreciated bachelor's programme in the Netherlands.
The National Student Survey (NSE) queries students on eighty items divided into seventeen themes, such as the study programme content, study facilities, lecturers, study guidance and counselling. Generally speaking, the scores are comparable to last year's. The themes that UM clearly scored better on were: general skills 4.10 (national average 3.96), preparation for a professional career 3.75 (national average 3.20), group size 4.33 (national average 4.10) and internationalisation 3.76 (national average 3.25).
Satisfaction among Dutch students in general remained stable or increased slightly. Over 280,000 students from 70 research universities and universities of applied sciences gave their opinions on a wide range of subjects related to their studies in the NSE.
Fast facts University College Venlo
for highly motivated students with a passion for Food, Nutrition & Health
students deal with one of world's most major challenges: bringing safe and healthy food to the human population
freedom to design own curriculum
3-year, full-time bachelor's, taught in English
starts in September & February
depending on the chosen concentration students receive a BSc or BA degree upon graduation