Students less often from home to start study

Students less often from home to start study

New first-year students over the past academic year less on rooms gone. The number of new students that the house goes out is halved.

Kences, the partnership of studentenhuisvesters, Thursday at Faith let know. Kences combines data from the Department of Education, the CBS and the ministry of education with the data of a survey conducted among more than 45,000 students.

Since the beginning of september, students have no basic grant more, Kences forms a connection with that decision, and the decrease of the number of students in rooms. Living away from home students since the abolition of monthly that’s around 270 euro wrong.

In the academic year 2014 to 2015 was still living 28 percent of the start students under nineteen years, the next year was 13 percent. Almost half of the students who still lives at home, says choosing not to speak because they have no basic grant.


The effects are according to Kences in every city otherwise. Thus in Enschede, Delft and Eindhoven, the decrease is greater than in cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht as in the former cities, a lot of 17 – and 18-year-olds to study.

“We were all afraid,” said director Ardin Mourik of Kences against the newspaper. He fears that students more often than they used to choose a training close to the parental home. “If that is no longer freely able to choose, for each program in the Netherlands, it seems to me that is worrisome,” said Mourik. “For next year we are going to examine the number of kilometres to the parental home indeed plays a part in the choice of studies.”

Waiting lists

Despite the decrease of the number of students from home is the time that someone on a waiting list for a dorm room barely decreased. Especially in the big cities will be, according to Kences difficult to continue to be a affordable room to find, because the demand is still greater remains than the supply. Also, the number of international students that come to the Netherlands is increasing.

According to Kences is the effect on students is not temporary. “Cities outside the Randstad are and that no specific or special training should perhaps be worried. Who should not to a lot more construction,” said Mourik.

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