Dutch students happy with 6 out of 10

Two-thirds of Dutch university and college students do not put any effort into trying to get top marks in their exams and are happy with six out of 10, according to a European research project coordinated by the University of Maastricht.

Of the 1,000 Dutch students polled, just 34% said they wanted to get top marks, by far the lowest percentage of the 10 countries in the survey. Spanish students were the most ambitious (71%) followed by German. The average percentage of ambitious students was 59%.
Dutch students also spent little time on their degree – just 33 hours a week. Only British students, with 32 hours a week, spent less.

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