The Dutch system of lottery for studies

  • Flora Goudappel


In the Netherlands, students for branches of study with a scarcity of places are selected through a system of weighed lottery at the moment. Because of unjustice felt in society concerning several recent cases of potential students who lost the lottery and because of the report of the Drenth Commission as well as the advice of the Education Council, the government has proposed a new system. This system will be threefold: direct admittance, weighed lottery, and decentralized selection. Still, the consequences of this new system are doubtful.

case law higher education legislative developments lottery system numerus fixus the Netherlands 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Flora Goudappel
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  1. 1.Netherlands School of Social and Economic Policy ResearchUniversity ofUtrechtThe Netherlands

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