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More than 84,000 have applied for higher education

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This year’s number of applicants for higher education shows that 84,073 have applied for admission to a higher education program. This represents an increase compared to the same figure for applications in 2022.

Wednesday at 12 o’clock was the deadline for applying for higher education through quota 1. Now the total number of applications for 2023 has been calculated. In total, 84,073 have applied for admission to a higher education program through quota 1 and 2. This marks an increase compared to 2022, where 79,737 applied for admission to a higher education program by the July deadline.

Fewer aspire to become educators and social workers. The number of applicants to the pedagogy and social work programs has decreased by 4% compared to last year. On the other hand, there has been an increase in applications for nursing and teaching programs. At the same time, there have been significant increases in the number of applications for IT and engineering programs. A large part of this increase comes from international students’ applications.

“It is positive that more people have chosen to apply for higher education this year, and I hope they find a program that suits their interests and aspirations for the future. As the Minister of Education and Research, I am also concerned about whether there is balance in the application across different programs so that they align with the needs of the business sector and welfare society. This requires us to think innovatively. Therefore, a broad majority of the Danish Parliament parties have reached an agreement that, among other things, opens up for more international students. It pleases me to see in the application figures that there is untapped potential here. For welfare-related programs, we also need to embark on an ambitious reform work where we, among other things, need to consider the pedagogy program,” says Minister of Education and Research, Christina Egelund.

Applicants will be notified of their admission to a program on July 28th.

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