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Dutch minister hints at permanent cap on international students


Robbert Dijkgraaf says he will propose legislation in March

Dutch science minister Robbert Dijkgraaf has conceded that the Netherlands has reached full capacity in terms of the number of international students its universities can take on, but he says he needs more time to propose a solution.

During a lively debate in parliament on 31 January, the minister, who in previous debates on the matter has emphasised the importance of internationalisation, agreed that legislation was required to control the number of international students in the country.

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