Net range of programmes shows long-term stasis
Only a few new programmes are introduced each year, always following a meticulous internal appraisal, mandatory consultation in the professional field and assessment by the Higher Education Efficiency Committee (Dutch: CDHO). This committee advises the minister with regard to the approval of new programmes.
At the moment, 404 Bachelor's programmes are available to around 164,000 Bachelor's students. Over 101,000 Master's students can choose from 802 programmes. In recent years, the number of both Master's programmes and Bachelor's programmes has declined as smaller programmes have merged with more broadly oriented programmes.
The range of programmes can be viewed on the university website or Studiekeuze123 (www.studiekeuze123.nl). This website is also available in English.