2021 National Student Survey Results

The results of the 2021 National Student Survey are in! Over 330,000 students at universities and universities of applied sciences gave their opinion about their current course programmes and their institutions. Although the past year was an unusual year for education and a large part of classes were offered online, almost 75% of students were satisfied with their experience in higher education.

Explore NSE data interactively with the NSE Dashboard

The NSE Dashboard is an interactive dashboard you can use to explore and compare NSE results data simply and intuitively. These data are based on the public benchmark file. This tool makes it easy for you to:

  • review all theme scores on the level of your choice
  • access items within themes via the theme scores
  • download the graph in PDF format
  • compare the year’s results within your institution’s scores
  • create a list of selections

Discover the NSE Dashboard now. (Only available in Dutch)

Access to the public NSE benchmark file

You can use the public NSE benchmark file, an SPSS data file, to view all results for all participating institutes of higher education. This data can be made available to you for analysis and further research. The NSE benchmark file contains the results of the 2021 NSE’s core questionnaire. These results have been stripped of personal data. If you’re not familiar with SPSS, have a look at the explanation on the NSE benchmark file (only available in Dutch).

Would you like access to the NSE benchmark file? Please complete the contact form. Choose the subject “Aanvraag NSE benchmarkbestand (SPSS)” (Request NSE benchmark file) and indicate that you agree to the delivery conditions. If your request is approved, you’ll receive the NSE benchmark file via e-mail, usually in under 5 business days.

Request access to the NSE benchmark file.

Quick look: fact sheets

Studiekeuze123 creates fact sheets that offer a quick look at the 2021 hbo and wo results of the NSE.

Read the full press release: Students happy with higher education

23 June 2021 – Stichting Studiekeuze123 is announcing the results of the annual National Student Survey (Nationale Studenten Enquête, NSE) today. Over 330,000 students at universities and universities of applied sciences gave their opinion about their current course programmes and their institutions...

Read the full press release here (only available in Dutch)

Third-party use of NSE data

Studiekeuze123 encourages third parties to use NSE results data. Parties that use the NSE data for research purposes or for informing prospective students include:

Inspectie van het Onderwijs

Elsevier

Keuzegids

ECIO (Dutch Expert Centre on Inclusive Education)