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Frequently Asked Questions


The research is being conducted by Centerdata in collaboration with IVA Onderwijs. This research was commissioned on behalf of the Dutch government-funded universities, affiliated with the Universities of The Netherlands.

The purpose of the survey is to provide universities with information about the master’s program in relation to the position of the graduated student in the labour market. The results of the survey tell something about the connection between education and the labour market, as well as about the economic situation. University graduates end up in a variety of places, sometimes also outside their field of expertise. This is also interesting information for prospective students: what possibilities are there when I enter the labour market?

Yes, that information is available through Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Yes: based on the survey done in which all universities participated, a national report will be published by UNL in collaboration with Centerdata and IVA Onderwijs. This is a report on the general and sector-specific outcomes of the research, not on the programme level.


This survey provides you with the chance to give your opinion about your university master’s degree. The results of the survey are used to determine to what extent different master programmes provide a good preparation for the labor market. Universities gain valuable insights into their study programmes. Your experiences (both positive and negative) also help future students to make their choice of what to study!

If you have received an invitation email or letter, you can use the personal link in that invitation to start the survey. This link is unique and intended only for you. Do not share this link with others!

You can complete the survey from the beginning of October to the end of December 2023.

No problem! Go to and fill in your old student number, date of birth, and the university of your master’s programme. If all that information is correct, you will be forwarded to your survey.

Try copying and pasting the personal link into your browser’s search bar first. If that doesn’t work, or you don’t have a personal link, try logging in via (see question above).
If you are unable to start the survey via your personal link or via, please contact Centerdata:

The survey can be completed on a PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone.

You can. Your answers are saved every time you go to the next or previous page. If you start the survey again at a later time, you will automatically continue where you left off.

At the bottom of the reminder e-mail or letter is a link with which you can unsubscribe from the study. If you click on the link, you will unsubscribe and you will no longer receive the reminder emails or letters. It is important to know that you will not receive any reminders (anymore) once you have completed the survey.

The university where you completed your master’s programme participates in the National Alumni Survey. In order to invite you to participate in the study, the university has shared your e-mail address with Centerdata via a secure environment.
Your e-mail address will only be used to invite you to the survey, and possibly to notify you if you have won a prize that your university raffles. All email addresses will be deleted by Centerdata after the 2023 measurement has been completed.

Your answers will be used to investigate the labour market situation of university master’s graduates. For example, it will be examined to what extent your current job is in line with the master programme you have completed. Published results will never contain your personal information. For more information on this topic, see the GDPR and privacy section.

Master students who graduated one to one and a half years ago will be invited for the 2023 study. You may not (yet) belong to the target group.

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