Institutions of higher education are faced with an increasing number of foreign students, which may raise the issue of the latters' academic performance. In a study at Delft University of Technology study progress of foreign students has been compared with study progress of all students. Furthermore, data on foreign students' achievement have been analyzed in order to determine what factors contribute to foreign students' progress. From data collected at three faculties. The propaedeutic output of foreign students appears to be the same as for other students. although foreign students need more time to pass the propaedeutic examination. Selection in the countries of origin appears to be a successful way of excluding students who are not suited to study abroad. In addition, foreign students for whom successful completion of their studies will be problematic appear to be detected at an early stage. This makes it possible to provide counselling' or to advise a timely change of studies.
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Onderwijsresearch|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|