MAASTRICHT. For the first time in the history of Maastricht University, fewer than half of the students are from the Netherlands (48.2 per cent). The number of Dutch students coming here for the first time to study, is even lower than that: 35.5 per cent. In particular Dutch bachelor students are less inclined to choose the South Limburg university. A quarter of the newcomers are from Germany, 8 per cent from Belgium and almost 22 per cent is from elsewhere in the European Union. These results come from the final enrolment figures as of 1 December.