More and more university students living in rooms in Groningen
According to the CBS (Statistics Netherlands), in 2020 more students moved to Groningen than in the previous year. This is a remarkable trend, because in the years before that, fewer and fewer students went to live in rooms.
The intake of these students in Groningen increased from 3000 in 2019 to 3100 in the coronal year 2020. This puts Groningen in third place, behind Amsterdam and Utrecht. Other cities, such as Leiden and Delft, also show an increase. Only in Enschede slightly fewer students left their parental homes.
This increase is related to the increasing number of enrolments at universities. In addition, CBR mentions that the bottom of the previous downward trend has now been reached as an important indicator. This decrease was explained by the introduction of the loan system in 2015.
It should be noted, however, that these figures are still provisional and that only university students are included in these statistics and not college students.