On this page you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the National Student Survey.
The National Student Survey (NSE) is a large-scale nationwide annual survey that invites nearly all students in higher education to give their opinion about their educational programme.
Virtually all universities of applied sciences and all universities in the Netherlands partake in the NSE.
The NSE asks students to give their opinion about many different aspects of their educational programme: the programme’s curriculum, acquired skills, career preparation, lecturers, information provided by the programme, study facilities, assessment, timetables, study workload and student guidance.
Your opinion will help the University of Twente to improve the quality of our education for both our current and prospective students.
The student assessments in the NSE are a vital source of information for the website Studiekeuze123.nl, and they are also used as an important source for the Elsevier programme guide and the Keuzegids Universiteiten.
The NSE is conducted annually, from mid January to mid March. The invitation, including a personal link to the survey, will be sent to your UT email address.
You will receive an invitation to participate in the survey by email in mid January, including a personal link to the survey.
Completing the questionnaire takes about 10 to 20 minutes. You can give your opinion about many different aspects of your educational programme.
Completing the questionnaire helps the University of Twente to improve the quality of education. In addition, you become eligible to win a variety of prizes, including six months’ worth of tuition fees (EUR 975.50).
Within the UT, each programme analyses the results in order to make improvements. Across the UT itself, measures for improvement are put in motion for issues that transcend individual programmes, including academic schedules, study facilities and accommodation.
Based on the results of the NSE, several measures have been taken, such as decreasing the number of examinations in bachelor-level education (TOM-model). The number of project rooms and study rooms has also increased in recent years. Additionally, a student pool, called Student Minds, was created in collaboration with students, to allow them to think along with the UT regarding improvements, as well as new plans with respect to education and student facilities.
The NSE is the responsibility of Stichting Studiekeuze123. Stichting Studiekeuze123 was founded by The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences, NRTO, VSNU, and the student organizations ISO and LSVb.
The survey is conducted by research firm GfK.
Student information is treated confidentially by both Studiekeuze123 and research firm GfK at all times. The contract that participating institutions signed states that the institution shall treat all information confidentially.
The NSE is conducted in accordance with the Dutch Law on Privacy (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens). The Survey has been registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens), reference number 1573217.
The National Student Survey takes place every year. The results of the NSE will become available in June each year, via www.nse.nl/online (published in Dutch).
Do you have a question on filling out the questionnaire? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have a question on how your school or university will use NSE data? Ask the NSE contact Marc Jan Zeeman (email@example.com).