Changes in student finance bill allow for more teachers

By: Together Abroad 09-07-2015 4:25 PM
Categories: Education news,

A large part of the money saved by passing the new student finance bill will be used to engage extra teachers at HBO colleges and universities.

De Volkskrant reports that Education Minister Jet Bussemaker is going to declare this move in the strategic agenda for higher education on Tuesday 14 July 2015.

The changed student loan system will save around 620 millions euros in the long run. More than half of it is supposed to pay for more than 4,000 new teachers. The four political parties (PvdA, D66, VVD, Groenlinks) have advocated the change including the abolition of the basic student grant to enable improvements in the education system.

Bussemaker aims to facilitate careers as a university teacher, not only as a researcher. She says increasing the number of teachers will allow for more intensive interactions between students and teachers. “After all, the leaders of tomorrow are being educated here”, she told de Volkskrant. 

By: C. Maiko Schnelle

This article is restricted. You have to be logged in to be able to add further reactions.


Linda is a professional with whom you’ll have the right click from the start. She is conscientious about delivering based on your expectations. With her guidance you’ll be able to look at yourself from a bird’s eye view and discover with precision what is most valuable from your past experience for your future career.

Zsuzsanna Keller-Süle

I would like to thank you for your great job to make my CV presentable and truly reflecting my knowledge and experience.
With your highly professional advices and support I felt more confident and eventually I got a job.

Tanya Pelser

Thank you for a great workshop this morning, it was refreshing to hear some really basic ideas for the Dutch employment search which I'm sure will help start everyone off on a new career path! I will definitely be using the services of Together Abroad and one of my first actions is to revise my CV and submit this for a review.

James Stopford