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!

NSE results published on 23 June
The National Student Survey is now closed. The results will be published on 23 June 2021.

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What is the National Student Survey?

The National Student Survey (NSE; Nationale Studenten Enquête) is a nationwide survey researching students’ satisfaction with the higher education course they’re pursuing. Every year, almost all students in Dutch higher education are invited to participate. Student ratings give unique insights into students’ satisfaction with their higher education programmes. These insights are a great tool for prospective students looking to choose their course programme.

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Participating institutions

72 universities and universities of applied sciences are participating in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSE). Curious to see which ones?

The NSE and your privacy

Wondering how we collect student email addresses and what happens to students’ answers?


Every student who participates in the NSE is eligible to win one of various great prizes.


The results of the NSE are used for informing prospective students on higher education course programmes and for improving the quality of higher education. So which questions do we ask students as part of the NSE?

Results 2019 National Student Survey

On 29 September 2019, the 2019 NSE results were published. 94,000 students at universities and private schools rated their course programmes. The 2020 edition of the NSE was cancelled, meaning there are no NSE results pertaining to 2020.


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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