Students have hard time selecting the right course
More than one-third of all students who enroll in university come to regret their study choice within a year.
THE HAGUE—The education website Studiekeuze123 (Study Selection 123) reports that more than one-third of all secondary school students who enroll at a university come to regret their choice of subject within a year. A quarter of all freshmen either change their subject or drop out completely.
The site's report is based on figures obtained from the education ministry. The data show that more than 17 percent of the students at colleges of higher education drop out in their first year.
A spokesperson for Studiekeuze123 said that there was nothing new about students not immediately making the right choice. However, she said the figures were alarming because they show that students are not being adequately prepared for selecting a course.