Not all students attend a higher education institution on a full-time basis. Many factors such as employment, children or illness can impact study behaviour. Study intensity is expressed as a percentage of a full-time course.
Average study intensity has remained stable since 2013/14. At the universities and institutes of technology (UIT), it has always been several percentage points higher than at the universities of teacher education (UTE).
The greatest study intensity is seen among students at Bachelor level, followed by those studying for a Master's degree or for a teacher education diploma for upper secondary level teaching (Upper Secondary Diploma).
Students are considered mobile if they are registered at one higher education institution and are assessed at another (host) institution of higher education. Differences in mobility rates can often be attributed to the way in which studies are organised but can also be due to the student’s own circumstances.
The percentage of mobile students has been constant since 2014/15 and there is little difference between mobility rates at the UIT and UTE. Students’ mobility behaviour was, however, dependent on their level of studies: Bachelor’s students were the least mobile, followed by Master’s students and those studying for a teacher education diploma for upper secondary level teaching.