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When compared to ten years ago, 7.8% more EU citizens are now graduating from secondary school

Over a ten-year period, from 2002 to 2021, more EU members between the ages of 20 and 24 have finished their intermediate level of education, resulting in an increase in this category's rates from 76.8 to 84.6 percent.

21 locations in Europe have a rate of 95% for this level of educational attainment, according to the European Office for Statistics, Eurostat.

Ireland has three regions where the majority of young people have completed at least an intermediate education, with Greece (eight out of 13 regions) and Croatia following (all four regions). Other regions, including the capital areas of Czechia and Lithuania, as well as individual regions from France, Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia, are comparable.

Iperios in Greece has the greatest percentage of youths between the ages of 20 and 24, with 99.8% of them having completed at least an intermediate level of education. Thessalia (99.5%) and Notio Aigaio are the next regions in terms of those rates (98.3 per cent).

On the other hand, in 23 areas of the EU, all young people between the ages of 20 and 24 had attained an intermediate educational level in 2021.

The non-western parts of Germany, southern Denmark, and southern Spain had the lowest rates of intermediate education attainment.

However, other areas with relatively low levels of intermediate educational attainment include Regio Autónoma dos Açores (Portugal), Yugoiztochen (Bulgaria), Észak-Magyarország (Hungary), Sicilia (Italy), and Guyane (France). The last one had the lowest proportion in the EU (63.2 per cent).

For tertiary education, things are different, especially across countries. In comparison to Dutch students, roughly 17% of overseas students drop out of school in the first year, according to the Education Inspectorate.

International students are more likely to drop out in the years that follow, with one-quarter of those who begin their studies in Dutch institutions remaining in the country for four years without graduating. These rates are currently at 9% among Dutch students.

According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), more applications for study permits have lately been submitted in the Netherlands, which means the government is dealing with an increase in the number of students.

"This year, 16,630 applications for a student permit were submitted to the IND up until July. This is an increase compared to 2021. Especially students from China, India, and America come to the Netherlands to study," according to IND.

The local organization for internationalization in education reports that this academic year, there were 12% more international students enrolled at Dutch institutions, totaling 115,068.


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