With an approx of 550 million middle class population, in India, it is expected to be larger than the total European population by next 10 years. In the meantime, the demand for higher education is also likely to grow by 18%, which is 12% now, and 30% by 2025.
The demand of higher education is increasing in both India and Indonesia. According to numerous studies, it is suggested that the amount of Indian students studying abroad will grow by 256% over the next 10 years.
As a result, the Indonesia's economic growth is encouraging recruitment abroad for Indonesian students wishing to attain a post-secondary education.
Based on the increase in demand, the higher educational institutions in Dutch have become more and more focused in attracting students from Indian and Indonesia.
However, Dutch varsities are making efforts to attract more students to Holland. The Dutch organisation named Nuffic, which encourages and supports international co-operation in higher education is planning to open a Neso office in India in the upcoming year (2014).
At present, there are two Nuffic Neso offices in India- one in Chennai and another in Ahmedabad, helping Indian students to study in Holland. The new office will be located in Bangalore, which is believed as the centre of research and development in higher education, in India.
At present, there are around 800 Indian students, and 1250 Indonesian students studying in the Netherlands, which is expected to increase by next year.