NSE International

We conducted this study to determine whether international students taking part in the National Student Survey (NSE) provide different answers from Dutch students and whether the number of international students participating in the NSE is sufficient to draw inferences about this particular group. As part of the study, we carried out a series of analyses on the NSE 2009 database to get a better picture of international students’ satisfaction with their learning experience in the Netherlands and to identify possible differences between international students and Dutch students. We also examined whether the revamped 2009 NSE survey took sufficient account of international students’ interests. To this end, we held interviews with international students, and we considered what survey questions they should be asked and how they should be best approached.