NWO Measures to reduce application pressure

This memorandum gives an overview of the main results discussed by NWO in the working conferences and assessed in the council of university rectors of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). It concerns (1) measures that NWO will develop and implement, (2) measures that NWO deems to require additional research before being considered further measures that NWO deems to require additional research before being considered further, and (3) measures that NWO will not implement (for the time being). NWO’s considerations on each measure are shown in bold type. Finally, the overview contains (4) a number of related measures regarding “selection criteria and other arrangements”.