National Student Survey Questionnaire

The National Student Survey (NSE) consists of an online questionnaire asking students to give their opinion about various aspects of their course programme and institute of higher education.

The results of the NSE are used for informing prospective students on higher education course programmes and for improving the quality of higher education. The questionnaire covers multiple aspects of a course programme, such as the teachers, the content and organisation of teaching and the programme’s connection to professional practice/professional career. Each block of questions is supplemented with a blank text field so that students can submit any additional comments they have on that aspect of their programme. Some of the questions are asked of all students who participate. In addition, institutions may choose 6 subjects to add to their questionnaires.

All students are asked about the following aspects:

  • General satisfaction
  • Content and organisation of teaching
  • Connection to professional practice/professional career
  • Teachers
  • Guidance/counselling
  • Examination and assessment
  • Engagement and contact
  • Studying with a support need

Institutions can add questions on the following subjects to their questionnaires:

  • Skills - general
  • Skills - scientific skills
  • Skills - practical research
  • Programme schedules
  • Study load
  • Group/class size
  • Internships
  • Challenge and commitment
  • International aspects
  • International students
  • Structure and cohesion of the study programme
  • In-depth learning
  • Reflection
  • Remote learning
  • Study facilities
  • Participation
  • Equal treatment
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Art programme

2023 NSE Questionnaire