Fixed number of students for VU Computer Science

Computer Science at the VU may become a victim of its own success. To be able to handle the situation, next year the department will introduce a numerus fixus as well as other measures.

Students will first take a test to then compete to become one of the 400 to be admitted. “The number of enrolments is getting out of hand,” says Wan Fokkink, head of Theoretical Computer Science group. “Before we had offered the courses in English, there were 35 students, after that the number went up to 200 students, resulting in 542 at the moment. It is a massive number, hard to handle.” Read more 

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