More foreigners on popular Dutch courses
An increasing number of students from abroad are getting places on the most popular courses at Dutch universities and colleges.
Would-be students have to draw lots to decide who gets a place on oversubscribed courses such as those for medicine or dentistry.
Nearly one in five first-year students who have drawn winning lots for such courses come from abroad, says the Nederlands Dagblad newspaper. This, the paper points out, means fewer places for Dutch students.
In 2006, just over nine percent of the students on the courses were from abroad but that had increased to 18 percent by last year, official figures show.
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