NSS 2021: students satisfied with UU

The foundation Stichting Studiekeuze 123 has published the results of the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS). All students will receive an e-mail about the results today. You can read about the most noteworthy results below.


A total of 11,100 UU students completed the survey this year, for a response rate of 29.5%. The last survey in 2021 had a response rate of 35.3%, so the rate has decreased by 5.8%. This decrease can also be observed in other similar institutions*.

General satisfaction

The students gave their study programme and the university as a whole a score of 4.0 (4.0 in 2021). Both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes showed the same trend. Bachelor’s students gave their study programme an average rating of 4.0, and Master’s students rated theirs at 3.9 (the scores for 2021 were 4.0 and 3.9, respectively).

Other survey subjects

Compared to the last edition, students in general seem equally satisfied with the subjects Involvement & contact (4.0), Testing & assessment (3.7), Lecturers (3.9) and Content & structure (3.9). For these subjects, the UU scores higher than the average of the comparable institutions*.

Detailed results coming soon

This is the first scan of the results, and more detailed figures will provide a clearer picture of possible areas of improvement over the long term. In time, you will find the factsheet with all of the results for each study programme here.

More information

If you have any questions or comments about the National Student Survey 2022, please feel free to send an e-mail to: student@nse.nl or check out www.studiekeuze123.nl.

*Comparable universities: Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen, University of Leiden, University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam.