National Student Survey

The National Student Survey (NSE) is a nationwide satisfaction survey for students in which you can share your opinion about your course programme. Find all the information about the NSE here!

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What is the National Student Survey?

The National Student Survey (NSE: Nationale Studenten Enquête) is an annual large-scale nationwide study that allows almost all students in the Netherlands to give their opinion about their course programme and their university or university of applied sciences. Student ratings give unique insights into students’ satisfaction with their higher education programmes.

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2020 National Student Survey cancelled

The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, decided in agreement with higher education and student organisations to cancel the 2020 National Student Survey. It was thought that a student satisfaction survey would not produce valid research results during the current coronavirus crisis. In addition, schools and universities wanted to focus their energy fully on organising suitable forms of education.

Results 2019 National Student Survey

For the 2019 National Student Survey, 94,000 students at universities and private universities of applied sciences rated their course programmes.

Participating institutions

32 universities and universities of applied sciences participated in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSE). See the list of institutions participating.


In the National Student Survey (NSE), students are asked to share their opinion about their course programme and institution via an online questionnaire.


In 2019 the National Student Survey participants were eligible to win a travel voucher or one of the 500 Ticketmaster eGift Cards.


Each year, once the National Student Survey is completed, Studiekeuze123 writes an extensive report on research accountability, including the steps taken during the NSE project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the NSE? Most answers can be found in the FAQ's.


There are multiple ways you can get in touch with us about the NSE.

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