In doing so they have ‘disadvantaged the international reputation of Dutch education and a vulnerable group of students’, says the inspector.
The inspector of education has done research on the recruitment of foreign students at eight universities in The Netherlands. Six of them were private institutions.
Most of the researched institutions don’t make clear what the admission demands are but nevertheless collect the enrolment fee.
In the end it’s up to the department of education to intervene. Shutting down an institution will not happen. ‘That’s a problem because of our freedom of education. However we will stay on the case’, the inspector says.
The public instutions were Saxion Hogescholen, Hogeschool Zeeland and the private institutions were: HBO Nederland, Wittenborg International University, Europort Business School, European University for Professional Education and the Dutch Delta University [AR]