2022 National Student Survey Results

The results of the 2022 National Student Survey are in! Over 286,000 students at universities and universities of applied sciences gave their opinion about their current course programme and their institution. Although covid still played a major role the past year, the student satisfaction is almost the same as last year. 71% of students said they were (very) satisfied with their experience in higher education.

View the results

All results of the NSE can be viewed per course at the course pages on Studiekeuze123.nl. We also created fact sheets that offer a quick look at the national results for universities (wo) and the universities of applied sciences (hbo):

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 institution’s scores
  • create a list of selections

Discover the NSE Dashboard. (Only available in Dutch)

Get started with the results yourself

Do you want to use the NSE data yourself? Then we have the public NSE benchmark file. This is an SPSS data file made available for analysis and further research. The NSE benchmark file contains the results of the 2022 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).

You can access the NSE benchmarkfile by filling in the contact form. Choose the subject “Aanvraag NSE benchmarkbestand (SPSS)” (Request NSE benchmark file) and agree to the delivery conditions. If your request is approved, you’ll receive the NSE benchmark file via email, usually in under 5 business days.

Request access to the NSE benchmark file.

Read the full press release: Despite uncertainties, satisfaction in higher education remains stable

31 May 2022 – Despite a study year influenced by covid, the general satisfaction among students in Dutch higher education about their study program is almost the same as last year. The 2022 National Student Survey (NSE) shows this. 71% percent of the more than 286,000 students who participated in the NSE say that they are (very) satisfied with their course programme. Only 14% of the participating students say, based on their experience, that they would not choose the same course programme again. However, not all students are equally satisfied with their education. Students of the more general courses, such as economics and law, are less satisfied.

Read the full press release (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



ECIO (Dutch Expert Centre on Inclusive Education)