VU University Amsterdam has been awarded the bronze medal for International student satisfaction in the Netherlands. The top 3 will also receive the “Certificate for Excellent International Student Satisfaction” because of the high scores, namely an average satisfaction score between 9 and 9.4 out of 10.
The international student satisfaction awards are an initiative of Studyportals. Universities within Europe receive satisfaction ratings from their international students voting on STeXX- the student experience platform. This platform uses the success formulae of tripadvisor, but then for experiences of international students at European Universities. Thousands of reviews and opinions from international students in Europe are collected on STeXX.
Contrary to most traditional ratings based on reputation and citation indexes – the student satisfaction rating is based on student experiences. International students indicate if they would recommend their study experience and why they recommend it to other students.