Drop-out during the first year at university. Causes, motivations and perspectives when quiting university.

Project Details


Since only half of the freshmen succeed in their first year at university, 50% of the students have to look for an alternative course or choice of career. The aim of this study is to gain a better insight into the reasons and the crucial moments students decide to quit and into their second start afterwards. More precisly, this research tries to figure out if the decision on quitting one's studies and the choice for an alternative are based on personal or structural factors.
Effective start/end date1/01/9931/12/00


  • drop-out University freshmen

Flemish discipline codes

  • Pedagogical and educational sciences